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“What is Land for?; - For ever, for everyone: What does the nation need from land?”

Summary [c.20 words]
The climate is changing. The pressure on land use is increasing. People’s needs and desires are in flux. So what does this mean for our land? What do we really want from it in the 21st century? And who decides?


The climate is changing. The pressure on land use is increasing. People’s needs and desires are in flux. So what does this mean for our land? What do we really want from it in the 21st century? And who decides?
One thing is clear – despite the policy and media air time devoted to agricultural production and to the use of greenfield sites for development, the debate is moving on. Land not only provides the nation with food and places to build, but also with clean water, protection from flooding, carbon stewardship and green spaces for our health and wellbeing. We all need more of these environmental services, but they are not adequately valued or provided for. Land use planning and farming policy have an important part to play, but they are no panacea and attention should turn to other sources of funding for the answers we need.
Through better management we can get more from our land in the face of development, climate change and other pressures. We need to harness new sources of investment and new partnerships to realise land’s potential to provide benefits for us all.


Speaker(s):

Tony Burton | talks

 

Date and Time:

21 November 2008 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX
020 7679 1069
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/environment/ecssociety/index.shtml
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Organised by:

Ecology and Conservation Studies Society
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