Land Use Partnerships using a Natural Capital Approach: Lessons for Scotland
Regional Land Use Partnerships (RLUPs) are being set up in Scotland to help achieve Scotland’s climate change targets through land use change and a natural capital approach. These partnerships facilitate engagement between local and national government, communities, landowners, land managers, and a range of other relevant stakeholders. Five RLUP pilots will produce a Regional Land Use Framework (RLUF) by 2023 using a natural capital approach that considers key natural assets and the benefits these provide to communities and the regional economy. This project examined evidence from the UK and Europe for the use of the natural capital approach in successful partnership-working across multiple sectors and landownership boundaries. It focused on outcomes for climate change, biodiversity and benefits to local communities.