the proposed NVZ Action Programme on greenhouse gas emissions
project assessed the impact of the Revised NVZ Action Programme
measures on greenhouse gas emissions.
Defra consulted on proposals for revision of the NVZ Action Programme
measures, and whether to apply those measures within discrete NVZs
(increased from 55% to 70% of England) or throughout the whole of the
country. It was necessary to complete a Full Impact Assessment that
included an estimate of the impact of the proposals on greenhouse gas
emissions. This project addressed the following questions:
each of the proposed measures impacted on greenhouse gas emissions?
measures resulted in the greatest decrease in emissions?
measures resulted in the greatest increase in emissions?
overall impact of the proposed Action Programme on emissions?
identify which Action Programme measures and associated responses in
farmer behaviour could impact on emissions of greenhouse gases.
quantify the effect of the Action Programme measures on emissions of
Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
and Methane (CH4). Impacts were quantified and
presented in relation to:
Action Programme measures,
whole Action Programme, with and without the inclusion of cover crops,
extended NVZs and the whole territory.
Dr Doug Warner