This paper clarifies the role of soils in Scotland in relation to carbon capture and greenhouse gasses and outlines the strategic areas that should become the focus for SNH activities. The paper sets out SNH’s role in the context of the Governmental targets and initiatives, primarily the National Performance Framework outcomes and the Scottish Soil Framework, and SNH’s own Corporate Strategy and Climate Change Action Plan.
The Board is asked to:
- Note the context for SNH’s work on soil carbon.
- Consider and approve the roles identified for SNH.
- Consider and agree the strategic areas of work that should become the focus for SNH’s activities on soil carbon.
This paper was prepared by Patricia Bruneau in consultation with Greg Mudge, John Gordon, Clive Mitchell, Duncan Stone, Andrew Coupar, Brendan Turvey and Bill Band. Additional advice was provided by Prof. Colin Cam
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