Making Landscape Decisions to Meet Net Zero Carbon: Pathways that consider ethics, socio-ecological diversity, and landscape functions
reportposted on 2022-01-28, 13:29 authored by Beth Cole, Eirini Saratsi, Katharine Earnshaw, Simon Willcock, Emma Gardner, Andrew Bradley, Chris Fremantle, Jemma Bezant, Jess Finan, Guy Ziv, Heiko BalzterHeiko Balzter
Landscapes are an integral part of the net-zero challenge; not only are they carbon stores but they constitute the environments upon which humans develop their livelihoods, interact and shape their cultures.
This report focuses on three key landscape types (agricultural, peatlands and forests), and the associated practices and impacts with particular relevance to the net zero carbon agenda.
We have brought together perspectives from natural and social science, humanities, and the arts to understand and evaluate how modern landscapes can absorb the impact of potential zero-carbon policies.