The investment aims to provide guidance to develop policies that will drive the UK land transformation required to achieve net zero.
The way we use and treat land across the UK, especially agriculture and peatlands, accounts for a significant 11% of the country’s total carbon emissions. Restoring peatlands, protecting and restoring woodlands, preventing flooding and encouraging different and sustainable approaches to food production can all help reduce this total.
But how solid is our evidence? How can we be sure changes will make a significant difference? And how can this be approached fairly, sustainably, consistently and with equal impact in communities across each part of the UK?
These are the challenges that will be tackled by a new consortium of 34 organisations galvanised by £6.25 million of new investment.
full article here: Major investment transforms land use to boost UK’s net zero drive – UKRI