769: The land-use challenge

This paper is taken from ‘Securing integrated land management: Issues for policy, research and rural communities from the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (Relu) by Dr Alan Woods. An overall summary of the report is in Briefing 764 and other sections will be covered in later papers

Year of Publication2009

Land use is affected by the market in goods and services, the economic situation, World, European and UK policies, environmental shocks, climate change, housing and infrastructure needs, concerns about biodiversity and pollution and technological developments. These are all changing and land managers also have diverse motivations set by business and family needs. An ecosystems services approach can value and integrate all these pressures for policy- and decision- -making but it will be challenging to change present mechanisms which often focus on just one interest regardless of others.

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land use
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