This is the title to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report that was published on 27 January 2022. It found that without policy clarity, urgent investment in research, skills training and the introduction of a new advisory service for farmers and land managers, the government’s ambitious plans for nature-based solutions are at severe risk of failure.
I was invited onto Steve Orchard's Farming Programme to give give a summary of the report and my thoughts on its significance. To listen ask your smart speaker to "play the latest Farming Programme" or follow the link below. The interview is about 2 minutes into the programme.
"In short, while the Government’s ambitions for nature-based solutions are admirable, there is a clear and present danger that they will not be achieved, and this could undermine the target of net zero by 2050, as well as the agricultural sector, with a failed transition"