Nature needed to combat climate crisis, says report

29 June 2020

The Wildlife Trusts have published a new report on nature-based solutions for climate change - Let nature help: How nature’s recovery is essential or tackling the climate crisis

Following this report, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:

“It’s essential that farmers have the right incentives for these solutions to work on private land, including the likes of Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) and private investments.

“We also need to encourage collaboration and consultation with landowners and local communities, especially when aiming for landscape-scale projects.

“Using nature recovery to help reach net-zero correctly identifies that there are win-wins, but this needs to be reflected in the ability for land managers to deliver multiple outcomes from their land.

“The needs of environment and economy are not always that beneficial – sometimes there are trade-offs between climate and nature, or between the environment and social and economic interests. Therefore, these need to be finely balanced.”