A Farming and Climate Change Conference will be taking place in three weeks time in Gloucestershire.

The conference, run in partnership with the NFU and Fir Farm, will be a unique opportunity to hear from leading scientists, farmers and environmentalists.

The theme will focus on how UK agriculture can address the critical issues of climate change, biodiversity and soil carbon loss.  

With so many influential people gathering together a lively and intellectual debate is anticipated, addressing some of the more burning questions on the subject matter as well as giving practical advice and information. 
Key speakers include:
Tony Juniper CBE, Chair, Natural England
Professor Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, University of Oxford and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group.
Dr Gail Bradbrook, Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion
Professor Dieter Helm CBE, economist and Chair, Natural Capital Committee.
Jonathan Dimbleby, broadcaster and author.
Minette Batters, President, NFU
Charles Massy, Australian regenerative farmer and author
Some of the session highlights include:
Any Questions Panel: Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby and with Minette Batters, Gail Bradbrook and others, discussing the state we are in now and why farming needs to change. Expect a heated discussion!
Farming and Business: If farming is to become more sustainable, which methods of production have the potential to rebuild lost soil fertility, promote integrated nature conservation and create viable business models for producers in the future? Henry Edmunds, owner of the nearly carbon neutral Cholderton Estate and Nicolette Hahn Niman, American rancher and author of Defending Beef, are amongst the speakers and will be discussing the role of livestock in farming and why eating meat can benefit our environment.
Making Sustainable Farming Pay: In a world where intensive farming has been king how can a mainstream move to sustainable agriculture be profitable? Professor Dieter Helm and Tony Juniper, amongst others, discuss what policy and economical changes are needed to do this.
 The Farming and Climate Change Conference takes place on 4 and 5 July at Hill Barn, Fir Farm in Lower Swell near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. Tickets are still available online.