Banks could look for a farm’s carbon footprint for future lending, a webinar organised by Clonakilty IFA heard on Monday night.

“While we don’t ask for the carbon footprints of farming right now, I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that there may be a time in future where we will be asking for such measures,” Eoin Lowry, head of agribusiness with Bank of Ireland told the ’Farming in a new environment in west Cork’ webinar.