november, 2017

03nov10:00 am4:00 pmGreen Brexonomics: Farming & Environmental land management beyond The CAPDavid Attenborough Building (CCI) Event Organized By: Adam Dutton

Event Details

The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and National Trust would like to invite you to a free seminar on the economics of farming and environmental land-use policy beyond the CAP. In the coming years, changes in agricultural policy will transform the United Kingdom. There are unprecedented levels of political consensus on the broad strategy required: that new farming and land management policies will be based on the use of public money for public goods.

 Shifting from the status quo to a new model presents many challenges, not least the huge uncertainty under which new policy must be developed.

 Hosted by the RSPB, National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, this free seminar will look at farming and land use policy through the prism of economic factors that can provide some certainty in an uncertain world. By finding the areas of agreement and stability we can gain a better understanding of how we can secure a ‘Green Brexit’. We are inviting technical specialists, civil servants and other stakeholders to discuss these issues, with presentations of new research, policy proposals and ideas from the host NGOs and some prominent academics. Discussion and talks will cover:

  • The future of funding for farm businesses and the environment

  • How and where innovative finance can supplement or replace public funds

  • Landscape scale economics

  • The role of Natural Capital

  • And the future of Rewilding in a new land use policy

The event will be an opportunity for open and constructive discussion at a critical time for the future of farming and the environment.

image: Lulworth Cove, by Gary Ullah. used under Creative Commons license. 


(Friday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


David Attenborough Building (CCI)

Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QY