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Thu, 27 Oct



Zero Carbon Dorset looks at Land Use

One of a series of online events (last Thursday of the month) hosted by Zero Carbon Dorset - tonight's topic is 'Land Use'.

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Zero Carbon Dorset looks at Land Use
Zero Carbon Dorset looks at Land Use

Time & Location

27 Oct 2022, 19:30


About the Event

From Zero Carbon Dorset

This month we’ll be looking at Land Use, a subject which continues to prove controversial, not least following recent Government announcements regarding farming subsidies and planning changes. But there’s so much under this header to discuss, so join us to look at a wide range of issues, including some fresh insight on Dorset’s rewilding projects. 

Our Dorset 2030 report sets out how the way we use our land is both contributing to the crises we face and provides multiple opportunities for solutions; in the report we set out a vision of how things could be (see below).

However, how we proceed is hugely problematic with competing demands and issues of ownership. Recent Government announcements about potential policy changes raise further concerns.

Join us on-line on Thursday 27th at 19.30 to discuss many of these issues and hear about both research and action taking place across the county.

The discussion will be open to all attendees but if you would like to make a specific contribution (up to 5 mins) please email with brief details.

Imagine if by 2030...

Across Dorset the value of our land and sea is understood and recognised by all, including how it plays an important part in the physical and mental health benefits of residents and visitors. Through programmes of regeneration, reforestation, rewilding and reconnecting, everyone can witness how nature is recovering, biodiversity increasing and food systems improving. The way we use our land is consistent with the model set out in the Zero Carbon Britain reports. All Dorset rivers are in a good ecological condition.

Through awareness raising and education there is no longer a disconnect between town and country; our food chains are transparent, and much more of our food is produced locally. Within urban areas, common land is extensively used for community gardens, carbon management or biodiversity improvement. Market gardens are flourishing. Abandoned land has been brought into one or more of the above programmes. The farming community has been supported to make the necessary changes to practices and land use. The decline in species has been halted.

Areas of the county have been identified and used for rewilding. Nature-based solutions are widely employed. Regeneration extends beyond the coastline, with marine protection zones and extensive seagrass restoration off the Purbeck and West Dorset coasts.

This event will be held on-line (via Zoom) and is on

Thursday 27th October starting at 7.30pm.

It is free to attend, and open to everyone, but registration is required.

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