Most people, even farmers, believe that high crop yields require lots of fertiliser and other inputs that worsen the environmental impacts of farming. After looking at this during the biofuels debate in 2008, we in ADAS were not so sure, so the Morley Agricultural Foundation recently funded us to explore the evidence for these assumptions with respect to greenhouse gases (GHG).
Stephanie Wray, Director of RSK Biocensus and its subsidiary Nature Positive, comments on the recently published Dasgupta Review.
On 18 November, the UK government outlined its Ten Point Plan towards a Green Industrial Revolution. Highlighting the creation of 250,000 jobs, the plan covers ten key focal points that will “allow the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050”.
RSK was commissioned to prepare an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for the Al Reef residential development, Abu Dhabi (UAE). It was also asked to undertake environmental baseline surveys, including air quality monitoring, noise monitoring, soil and groundwater monitoring and terrestrial ecology survey.