Adapting to Environmental Change



The science and politics of climate and environment change have so far focused on mitigation, and there is much to do to reduce emissions from agriculture and other rural land uses.  But this is expanding to include the steps needed to adjust our economy and society. Significant opportunities present themselves as rural areas and communities face these challenges. Multi-functional agriculture and land use will need to become increasingly adaptive and efficient in delivering ecosystem services, with the emphasis as much on ecological efficiency as economic efficiency.  The projects investigate these topics and aim to build networks for creative knowledge exchange between researchers and stakeholder groups and to strengthen capacities for adaptive learning.