Climate: Extinction Rebellion co-founder to address farmers

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion will address South West farmers at a climate change conference in the region this week.

The event is being jointly staged by the NFU and the Sustainable Food Trust.

Farming and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions aims to explore how the industry can reach its ambition.

Taking place on July 5 at Fir Farm, Gloucestershire, the conference will see farmers, industry leaders and policy makers getting together to discuss how the UK can build on its work producing climate-friendly food.

Speakers will include the NFU’s President, Minette Batters, and Sustainable Food Trust Chief Executive Patrick Holden

Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, and Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook will also address delegates.

Professor Michael Lee, of Rothamsted Research, Professor Myles Allen, of Oxford University, and Professor Dieter Helm, Chairman of the Natural Capital Committee, are also schedule to address the conference.

The climate change event, which will include a field trip, is taking place all day.

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