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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

The county-wide action plan and how you can make a difference

Farming and land use

Agriculture and land use account for 12% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions of which agriculture is currently responsible for 10%. Unlike other sectors, CO2 emissions are relatively minor and most agricultural emissions are methane from livestock and nitrous oxides mainly from soils.

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Farming and land use action plan

Read our Land Use Action Plan - links to Action Plan

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Garden flowers for wildlife

Gardening for carbon and wildlife

Our gardens have potential to store huge amounts of carbon, as well as help reduce some of the effect of climate change such as flooding, urban heat island effect and loss of biodiversity. There are a number of small changes you can make in your gar…

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Chris Frith and Finn planting a conifer

Chris - planting trees and rewilding

I am Chris and I am a member of the Herefordshire County Climate Challenge team. I live on a small eco-holding of approximately five acres which I have been gradually rewilding and planting with new trees and hedges for 25 years. Even during a Covid…

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