Land Use

Improved public land use planning and regulation, green belt protection, reduced dependence on pesticides, more sustainable livestock farming, organic and no till farming, food security, afforestation, urban agriculture and farming, carbon sequestration and more…

Your latest land use stories

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Energy
  • Nature

CABB Garron Plateau

Restoring Northern Ireland's largest expanse of blanket bog.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Upstream Thinking (UST)

Reducing and mitigating pressures impacting on water quality of Westcountry rivers at the source.

Cornwall
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

The Winmarleigh Carbon Farm

Restoring the carbon storage capacity of peatlands.

Lancaster
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use

Belville Community Garden

Creating a stronger community, healthier lifestyles and reduced impact on the planet.

Inverclyde
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Consumerism
  • Food supply
  • Land Use

B-Lines

Finding a landscape scale solution to reduce the decline in pollinators.

Peterborough
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Think big locally

Why Land Use?

Farming and other forms of land use are highly exposed to environmental changes, and those who work and manage the land have much to lose as well as gain. Agriculture as a whole is a carbon emitter, although emissions from food production and livestock farming can be reduced by encouraging healthier diets, reducing food waste, and changing land management practices. Our shifts in food demand and farming practices may increase land for restorative use, with productivity redefined based on the ability to capture carbon, prevent flooding or improve biodiversity.

All land use initiatives

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Energy
  • Nature

CABB Garron Plateau

Restoring Northern Ireland's largest expanse of blanket bog.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Upstream Thinking (UST)

Reducing and mitigating pressures impacting on water quality of Westcountry rivers at the source.

Cornwall
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

The Winmarleigh Carbon Farm

Restoring the carbon storage capacity of peatlands.

Lancaster
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use

Belville Community Garden

Creating a stronger community, healthier lifestyles and reduced impact on the planet.

Inverclyde
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Consumerism
  • Food supply
  • Land Use

B-Lines

Finding a landscape scale solution to reduce the decline in pollinators.

Peterborough
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Green Durham

Providing free information about sustainable businesses and projects around County Durham

County Durham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Food supply
  • Land Use
  • Transport
  • Nature

Devon and Cornwall Soils Alliance

Build capacity and capability in soils advice across Devon and Cornwall.

West Devon
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Depleted resources
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Ards Allotments

Providing managed plots from farmland for people to grow their own food.

Ards and North Down
  • Consumerism
  • Food supply
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Wild Ken Hill

Rewilding and regenerating mixed-ecosystem land to combat biodiversity loss.

King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food supply
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Pumlumon Project

Reviving uplands in Wales for environmental and economic sustainability.

Powys
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Tamar Catchment Partnership

Improving farming practices in the River Tamar for a more resilient catchment ecosystem.

Cornwall
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food supply
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nature
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