– Land Stewardship, Investing in the Natural, Societal and Economical capital of Industrial Land
The current way of production, use of resources, land and natural capital is not sustainable. Transitions in energy, mobility, circular economy, food production and city development are needed. Land restoration, land use and land management (land stewardship) are key in this transform. NICOLE and the Policy makers of the Common Forum have executed a study on Land Stewardship. Land Stewardship being the recognition of our collective responsibility to retain the quality and abundance of our land, air, water and biodiversity, and to manage this natural capital in a way that conserves all of its value. This way of thinking also represents a paradigm shift from an industrial site being a potential threat to the environment to industrial land contributing to the delivery of welfare and employment to the community. The latest findings will be shared during the conference.