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Resilient Dairy landscapes: Sequestering Carbon by Planting Hedgerows

University of Leeds School of Geography Briefing Note Series

Abstract

Carbon sequestration by vegetation and soil is an essential part of addressing climate change and achieving net-zero commitments. In the UK, the Climate Change Committee has proposed that extending hedgerows by 40% will help reaching net-zero carbon by 2050. In England’s arable and grassland landscapes, this would require the planting of ~190,000 km of new hedgerows, which equates to about half the length of the UK’s road network

Author(s): Biffi, S, Chapman, P J, Grayson, R, Ziv, G

Journal: University of Leeds School of Geography Briefing Note Series

Year: 2021

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