The Landscape Institute (LI) has announced how it, its members and the wider landscape sector can best tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.
The science has been abundantly clear: we need to take immediate action. This plan builds on the work of leaders and members, staff, and an expert climate and biodiversity response panel. It has been a priority area for the LI since June 2019, when the LI board declared a climate and biological diversity emergency.
“Landscape professionals are uniquely positioned to tackle this crisis head-on,” explained LI President Adam White FLI. “For years we’ve worked with nature, designed green infrastructure, and enhanced communities, respecting the past while thinking of the future. We have the power to design, plan and manage resilient places and restore natural habitats – and be low carbon when we do so.”
Since the declaration last year, the LI has already begun to enact many of the recommendations outlined in the plan:
Major commitments outlined in the plan include:
“Our plan is a commitment to collaboration across our sector,” said LI Honorary Secretary Romy Rawlings. “We hope to influence others to move more quickly on climate and biodiversity action, just as we are – by supporting our members in delivering high-quality sustainable, biodiverse and climate-resilient projects.”
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