25 - Carbon accounting

Land use and agriculture contributes about 7% of the UK's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Carbon accounting enables farmers and land managers to estimate the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) produced from farm operations and land, as well as estimate the carbon locked up (sequestered) through soil and woodland management.

Click below to read the Farming Futures fact sheet on carbon accounting.