The role of Climate-Smart Natural Resource Management
Updated: May 8
The UK committee on climate change (CCC) was formed in 2008 as an independent non government body. Formed to advise the UK and devolved governments on tackling and preparing for climate change.
This week, in letters to the Prime Minister and First Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change are integral to the UK’s recovery package, the committee says.
"The CCC recommendation for serious investment into the thematic areas of climate-smart, low carbon, clean energy sectors is therefore very encouraging to hear for all involved."
On 6th May 2020, the CCC published their recommendations in a letter for six key principles to a resilient recovery.
Use climate investments to support economic recovery and jobs.
Lead a shift towards positive, long-term behaviours.
Tackle the wider ‘resilience deficit’ on climate change.
Embed fairness as a core principle.
Ensure the recovery does not lock-in greenhouse gas emissions or increased risk.
Strengthen incentives to reduce emissions when considering tax changes.
How can Climate-Smart Natural Resource Management contribute?
It starts with access to good information about the condition, health and capacity of ecological and natural resources. If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.
For some time, the satellite earth observation industry has been designing and building solutions to capture, monitor, measure and evaluate how habitats, natural resources, weather patterns, air quality levels and ecosystems are performing. Their behaviour and performance are indicators of climate change.