Court rules Shell must pay farmers over oil spills

Shell Nigeria is liable for damages from pipeline leaks in the villages of Oruma and Goi, the Hague Court of Appeals said in a ruling

Second farmer-led group set up in Scotland to tackle climate change

The Arable Sector Climate Group will identify measures that support the arable and cropping sectors to contribute to Scotland’s climate targets

UK consults on cutting ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers use

It will help to significantly reduce nitrogen deposition to land and in turn help reduce damage to peat bogs, which are an important carbon sink, thereby helping to tackle climate change

UK Government launches £16m package to protect Amazon rainforest

The investment is part of the Partnerships for Forests programme, which aims to help farmers restore a rainforest area equal to the size of 1,680 football pitches

‘Global methane emissions hit record heights in 2020’

The agriculture, livestock farming, waste and fossil fuel sectors are the largest sources of methane, according to a new report

Dairy farmers down under get grants to save energy

The funding will provide the Aussie farming industry with equipment to reduce energy consumption

‘Reducing 50% livestock production by 50% would save 30% of biodiversity loss’

A new study by startup Heura claims that 60% of all biodiversity loss can be traced back to livestock production

Meat consumption in EU ‘must drop 71% by 2030 to combat climate change’

A new analysis by global environmental group Greenpeace calls to reduce meat farming’s contribution to climate breakdown

Scotland launches £40m fund to drive low carbon farming

The new programme will support the agricultural sector’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

UK-Canada businesses offered £2m to cut farm pollution and boost productivity

Projects must include the use of data-driven precision approaches and contribute towards the 2040 net zero agriculture emissions target