Green Futures Report 2021

Green Futures Report 2021

On Thursday 16th September, Rural Policy Group launched its Green Futures report at London Wall, supported by the most important RED Talk of the year, Building a Sustainable Rural Economy.  The report examines the relationships between food, farming, health and...
NEW Sustainable Finance Sessions

NEW Sustainable Finance Sessions

The Summer Sessions in Sustainable Finance with Mark Lumdson-Taylor went down so well with RPG members that we have decided to open them up to non-members. The sessions are your chance to ask Chartered Accountant and rural professional Mark about how to implement...
NEW Sustainable Food & Farming Podcast

NEW Sustainable Food & Farming Podcast

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor speaks to Jules Serkin from Business Bunker Radio about the importance of sustainability in food and farming.   Mark and Jules discuss Kentish food, food security, food shortages, building on farmland and much more in their conversation on...
Fast Forward Sustainability in Farming

Fast Forward Sustainability in Farming

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor comments on Defra’s guidance to help farms reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There are a number of voices warning of a finite number of harvests, some saying as few as 30 and others suggesting 100. Either way desertification is looming, and even...
The Road to Decarbonising Commercial Transport

The Road to Decarbonising Commercial Transport

The WMO (World Meteorological Organisation), commenting on the flooding that occurred in a number of western European countries in July, said the catastrophe was the latest indication that all nations need to do more to hold back climate change.    The government...
The True Cost of Electric Vehicles in Food and Farming

The True Cost of Electric Vehicles in Food and Farming

On 14th July the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol HGVs would be banned from 2040. The government also aims to decarbonise agriculture by 2040 – so we look at the reality of introducing electric vehicles into the food...