Climate & Nature Recovery

On the back of widespread declarations of Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019, the National Landscape Partnership held a major discussion and sent recommendations to Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council, which you can download here.

Our climate work has continued through community-led climate-action groups and the National Landscape Family’s Climate Change Collaborative Group, which shares information and case studies, and has developed recommendations for National Landscapes.

read our Shropshire Hills Climate Action Plan, March 2023

Nature-based solutions and agriculture are core areas for National Landscapes and where our work has climate benefits, but we need to quantify this better and do more of it.

Most of the discussion about tackling climate change is rightly focused on cutting CO2 emissions.  But with land we have other greenhouse gases to think of, methane and nitrous oxide, as well as carbon sequestration, and of course adapting to changes in climate.

photograph of view across Abdon

we want National Landscapes to be:

  • Reservoirs of carbon storage and robust ecosystems, delivering nature-based climate solutions alongside nature recovery and sustainable productive land use
  • Havens for people’s connection with nature, for their health and wellbeing, and of hope and inspiration for everyone
  • Models of sustainability – in land management, communities and economies, and models of collaboration – with inclusive processes and management planning
  • Interconnected – with the areas around them, and with national and international networks seeking solutions to the biggest challenges facing our world.