CLIMATE & NATURE POSITIVE COMMUNITIES

A Centre for Nature & Society Campaign

Launched during the GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK

20th September 2021

CAMPAIGN AIM

On the 20th of September, during the Great Big Green Week, the Sustainable Land Trust will start their new programme: the Centre for Nature & Society (CNS).

As part of the CNS pilot, SLT will launch the 'Climate & Nature Positive Communities Campaign' to encourage local communities in Rutland and Leicestershire to tackle biodiversity loss, reduce the damaging impacts of climate change and learn about the ways nature supports society.

The CNS pilot will run with seven parish councils and community action groups, after which it will become available to national audiences.

HOW WILL THIS HELP COMMUNITIES?

Parish councils, community groups and schools will be provided with the tools to manage their green/open spaces, including a ‘Community Natural Capital Map’ which is designed to increase community understanding and interest through habitat mapping, species data, images, videos, voiceovers, map tours, links to data recording sites, etc.

The Trust will also provide training, support and advice to help communities learn about the value of their landscapes, so that the decisions they make regarding land use maintain and/or increase the value of natural capital for future generations. SLT believe it is the responsibility of everyone to protect and enhance the natural world, that’s why the Centre for Nature & Society, and the Climate & Nature Positive Communities Campaign will focus on empowering local and rural action.

PILOT GROUPS WILL:

Map climate impacts and nature deficit in your area

Learn about natural systems and how they support your community

Consider community pressures – health, wellbeing, economy, equality

Talk it though – communication and engagement

Develop place based solutions and build resilience

Learn about the practical management techniques that improve natural ecosystems

THE RESULTS OF THIS CAMPAIGN WILL CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS:

30 by 30 Nature Challenge

Net Zero Carbon Dioxide

International Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

25 Year Environment Plan

Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Local Climate Action Plans

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