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‘Landscape for 2030’ published

Posted: 19th May 2021

A new report from the Landscape Institute (LI), Landscape for 2030, establishes landscape as a leader in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss

LI President Jane Findlay launched the report at the LI’s Greener Recovery Festival – an online CPD week demonstrating how landscape practice can combat the climate emergency, increase biodiversity, and restore the natural environment – in March. This week, the Festival became available to view on the LI’s on-demand platform, LI Campus.

In its 2020 Climate and Biodiversity Action Plan, the LI commits to ‘using all means within [its scope] to respond to the biodiversity and climate emergencies’. With 11 case studies showcasing the value of landscape interventions at all scales, the new report is part of this commitment: an evolution of the Institute’s previous work that rallies the landscape sector to action, promotes best practice, and shows policymakers and developers the huge number of ways in which landscape projects deliver climate resilience and sustainability.

We are in a climate crisis,’ said Jane Findlay, President of the Landscape Institute. ‘Climate change and biodiversity loss are the foremost challenges of our age.

‘Landscape practitioners offer a new way not only of tackling climate challenges head-on, but of delivering several secondary benefits at the same time.

Our members can – and indeed, already do – find solutions that adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Our sector is an untapped resource, and we should be shouting from the rooftops about what we can achieve.

‘Our 2020 Action Plan holds us to doing everything we can to respond to the climate crisis. Calling our members to action, equipping them to deliver the best possible work, and demonstrating to stakeholders the tremendous value of landscape – all are vital parts of this commitment.’

The report is sponsored by Peabody, who are currently employing a wide range of landscape-led interventions in Thamesmead, South London.