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WUR is making use of smart solutions to limit greenhouse gas emissions

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Wageningen University & Research is developing a comprehensive research programme with the aim of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use in the Netherlands. Wageningen researchers are looking into zero-emission greenhouses and clever ways of shaping livestock farming, land use and forest and nature management. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) is making more than 11 million euros available this year for this purpose.

International agreements have been reached to restrict global warming to less than two degrees Celsius. These agreements are bundled in the Paris Climate Accord, of which the Netherlands is a signatory. At a national level, agreements have been reached and bundled in the so-called Climate Accord. This sets out how the five sectors - electricity, built-up environment, industry, mobility and agriculture & land use - will meet the targets set to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Accord

Within WUR, the different knowledge institutes are working together on smart solutions for restricting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use. Saskia Visser is responsible for the central coordination of the three portfolios, for which Wageningen and its partners will be given a budget of more than 11 million euros. This money is being provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). The amount is part of the 300 million euros made available earlier this year by the cabinet to counter the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.