Hemp-derived building elements could aid lessen greenhouse-gas emissions and must be promoted by the government, according to a new report from an English farmers association.
The National Farming Union, a group of about 50,000 farmers in England and Wales, touted hemp building in a strategy detailing techniques to get England’s and Wales’ farming industries to attain zero net greenhouse emissions by 2040. Agriculture worldwide is a big contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions.
Agriculture is believed to contribute about 10% of the U.K.’s greenhouse-gas emissions – such as carbon dioxide, nitrous dioxide and methane.
The National Farming Union report urges the U.K.’s Household Workplace and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Neighborhood Government to help “novel constructing and insulation materials like hemp fibre and sheep’s wool” to lessen all round emissions. The report does not say how that help must be accomplished.
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