EU brings farms and forests into low carbon plans
16 March 2012
The EU has called for European Governments to include data on carbon dioxide emissions from farming and forestry to be included in their plans to tackle climate change. Current rules covering agriculture and forestry account for methane and nitrous oxide but not carbon dioxide. Proposals suggest that emissions from biomass used for energy production and released from ploughing and logging should be encorporated into reduction efforts.
The new rules now go to the environment ministers and European Parliament for discussion, and its not yet clear when they will be introduced and take effect.
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