CAP reform, the 25 year environment plan and Brexit will all combine to reshape future UK farming and land use, but the necessary contribution of land use to meeting more stringent carbon targets, and possibly even reaching a net zero emissions economy, has not yet been acknowledged by politicians.
This debate discussed the tensions between meeting these challenges and the different visions for the future of rural communities and landscapes.
• Liz Bowles
, head of farming, Soil Association
• Tara Garnett
, coordinator and lead researcher, Food Climate Research Network
• Christopher Price
, director of policy and advice, CLA
• Ruth Davis
, deputy director of Global Programmes at the RSPB
Chaired by Roger Harrabin
, BBC environment and energy analyst.
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