Environmental Land Management. Realising a shared vision – or missing the opportunity of a generation
25th March 2021
Finding the place for innovation in a new era of regenerative land management or risking getting agricultural (and silvicultural) transition wrong with potential economic and environmental deterioration.
The guardianship of farmland is set to experience some of its most radical changes of any time in the last 100 years. At the same time as a new Environmental Land Management Scheme is being formulated there is an opportunity to restore our environment, crack food inequality and act on climate emergencies. Sustainable Farm Incentive, Nature Recovery and Landscape Restoration under ELM have the potential to be the catalyst for delivering natural capital recovery, underpin sustainable dynamic procurement and net zero – or fail by being designed as a standard agri-environment scheme, based on income forgone, that displaces rather integrates funding and investment from multiple sources. This webinar, from the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW), explores the opportunities for ELM to be the catalyst to integrate investment into natural capital recovery and ecosystem services – and how this opportunity must not be missed. It will also outline the risks of getting it wrong to our food security, rural jobs and likely hood of not being able to deliver climate action or societal fairness.