If 2021 was a crucial year for our global response to climate breakdown, then maybe 2022 can be the biodiversity equivalent?
Welcome to the 2022 edition of Rural Outlook. This edition concentrates on the opportunities which are available to landowners, with a particular focus on the Environment and Development.
Everyone has such high hopes for COP26. For many, it is a hope born of desperation; an awareness that these negotiations really do represent our last best chance to course correct with regards to our impact on the planet.
In a previous article, Andy Turnbull outlined the £8.6 billion opportunity for private investment into peatland restoration - in Scotland alone. But as the rules and standards around corporate climate action evolve, there is a risk that certain types of nature-based solution are side-lined, because they reduce emissions rather than removing carbon from the atmosphere. Writes Matt Hay, Associate, Natural Capital & Sustainable Investment.
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