A major event including a keynote address by the Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change will focus on Wales’ rural challenge in the climate change debate. CLA Cymru Director, Nigel Hollett says, “Hot on the heels of the UN Conference on Climate Change, our conference on 17 November looks to shed more light and galvanise even greater commitment to the rural challenge.”
“In our conference, Rural Wales – an excellent climate for green growth, we’ll hear about the pioneering project to understand and control carbon management on The Rhug Estate’s farms and diversified businesses. We’ll hear about the future role of trees to contribute to national priorities from Anthony Geddes, Director of Confor Wales. We will also be outlining our own five-year strategy for the rural economy during the sixth Senedd. Finally, we will hear from Caryl Jones, Wales Chair, YFC about the expectations and commitment of the next generation of Welsh land managers. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunity for open-debate.”
Agriculture must be carried out more sustainably, and also we will develop a greater understanding of how land carries out a vital service for the wider economy in managing carbon emissions
Nigel adds, “Carbon management alongside food production and delivery of a range of society’s priorities is going radically to change how we manage the countryside. The anticipated Agriculture (Wales) Bill will bring us the new Sustainable Farming Scheme, which will shape Welsh agriculture for generations. How farming and rural land management is influenced by the scheme will change the relationship society has with farming. Agriculture must be carried out more sustainably, and also we will develop a greater understanding of how land carries out a vital service for the wider economy in managing carbon emissions.”
The event will be a rare opportunity to meet and hear from senior member-officers from our Association. The free event takes place on 17 November at the Future Inn, Cardiff; including a buffet lunch and free parking – but spaces are limited. You can find out more and register for the event here.