Joseph Lewis
August 2022

Land on the horizon: Horizon scanning for policy challenges facing land

The land we live on affects our environment in ways which are increasingly important to environmental policy. Land use has direct implications for the interlinking climate and biodiversity crises, as well as for a range of environmental, social, and economic goals. As we engage in key conversations around agricultural payments, planning processes, and nature recovery, we have a crucial opportunity to use policy to set land systems on a positive track for future generations.

This webinar provided a brief update on environmental policy relating to land, land use, and nature. With a number of critical policy developments in environmental governance over the last year, punctuated by the Environment Act 2021, there are multiple opportunities for positive engagement between environmental scientists working on land and the policy process.

For environmental professionals working with land, this webinar supported horizon scanning and identify opportunities to engage with decision makers and the public on emerging issues linked to land and nature.