UK land use projections and implications for mitigation and adaptation

This report, by ADAS, reviews the evidence base on land use drivers, metrics and models to inform the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the implications of land use change for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

In doing so, ADAS developed a conceptual framework for assessing land use for agriculture, forestry and semi-natural habitats from a climate change mitigation and adaptation perspective. The work comprised of mainly a desk-based review of datasets, drivers and models but also included a stakeholder workshop to explore the pathways to a net zero emissions scenario from UK agriculture and land-use post 2050 and how land allocation (and impacts) might be modelled.