Wales’s past was in coal but its future is in carbon farming

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Type Media coverage
Period10 May 2019

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TitleWales’s past was in coal but its future is in carbon farming
DescriptionFor Wales to reach its 95% emission target by 2050 is ambitious but achievable. For Wales to reach net zero, sacrifices will need to be made, both by industry and the public. As a nation, Wales is blessed with natural resources — they are not in short supply. Farmers are key to realising this opportunity. While the recent history of Wales was built on coal, its future will be built on the bio-economy.
Media name/outletThe Conversation
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Date10 May 2019
URLhttps://theconversation.com/waless-past-was-in-coal-but-its-future-is-in-carbon-farming-116706

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A new report from the Committee on Climate Change has outlined how the UK should – and could – reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. For Wales to reach its 95% emission target by 2050 is ambitious but achievable. For Wales to reach net zero, sacrifices will need to be made, both by industry and the public. As a nation, Wales is blessed with natural resources — they are not in short supply. Farmers are key to realising this opportunity. While the recent history of Wales was built on coal, its future will be built on the bio-economy.