Hemp-derived building elements could aid lower greenhouse-gas emissions and need to 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 program detailing methods to get England’s and Wales’ farming industries to attain zero net greenhouse emissions by 2040. Agriculture worldwide is a significant contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions.
Agriculture is believed to contribute about 10% of the U.K.’s greenhouse-gas emissions – like carbon dioxide, nitrous dioxide and methane.
The National Farming Union report urges the U.K.’s Residence Workplace and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Neighborhood Government to assistance “novel constructing and insulation materials like hemp fibre and sheep’s wool” to lower general emissions. The report does not say how that assistance need to be accomplished.
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