Greenhouse Gas Removal Plus (GGR+): Sustainable Treescapes Demonstrator & Decision Tools

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

Due to the need for climate change action, UK Government has committed to the ambitious task of achieving 'net zero' greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, some emissions from farming, aviation and other activities are very difficult to eliminate. So to reach net zero the UK must also directly remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere amounting to the equivalent of 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide/year.

Of the Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) options available, increasing the carbon stored in the UK's 'treescapes' (forests, hedgerows etc.) has the greatest potential, the lowest cost, and can be started immediately. Planting woodlands can store carbon in standing trees, in forest soils and in timber products. For these reasons, the UK is committed to a huge increase in forest cover. However, our understanding of all these processes and how they vary across locations and over time is incomplete. This major programme will gather evidence, address knowledge gaps and allow decision makers to understand the GGR consequences of different planting options. Woodlands can also deliver many other benefits, creating habitats to conserve wild species, enhancing water quality, regulating rainfall and reducing flood risk, and providing recreation (hence the "GGR+" title).

GGR+ will examine all the diverse aspects of forestry to identify "The Right Tree in the Right Place". However, it is equally possible to plant the wrong tree in the wrong place. This can result in damage to biodiversity, and even cause some soils to release huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Also, if certain types of agriculture are displaced, there could be higher imports of food from countries that destroy rainforests to increase farm yields. On top of this, climate change means that many risks (forest fires, extreme weather, disease) are changing faster than ever.
"The Right Tree in the Right Place" is not a simple proposition - if we are not careful, and don't consider the complexities properly, the UK's net zero tree planting strategy will be poorly designed, and at worst could result in forests that actually increase climate change.

However, even understanding the consequences of planting in different locations is not enough to plan the future of the UK's forests. Land is typically privately owned and Government cannot dictate its use. Rather they need to create the conditions and incentives needed for owners to decide to plant trees. Consequently, GGR+ will also undertake the economic research needed to turn science advice into practice.

This challenge cannot be addressed by scientists alone, and the GGR+ partners include UK land use policy makers, including all of the Forestry authorities, the Defra teams responsible for forestry, climate and agriculture (who will use GGR+ to plant 30,000ha/year), as well as the Ministry of Defence (which has huge land holdings). From the private and NGO sectors our partners include massive land owners such as Network Rail and the National Trust (who together will fund over 74,000ha of planting based on GGR+ advice), as well as a network of over 1,400 farmers, the timber and building sector and many other stakeholders.

Together with our partners, GGR+ will design innovative "decision support tools"; bespoke software allowing users to examine the effects of a tree planting investment or policy in terms of greenhouse gas storage, food production, incomes of those involved, effects on biodiversity, water quality, flooding, recreation etc. Perhaps most revolutionary, this tool will allow users to specify what outcomes they want and then see what planting, policy or investments they need to get those outcomes.

This is an exciting, highly interdisciplinary approach to answering the surprisingly challenging question of finding "The Right Tree in the Right Place" and setting the UK on the path to delivering net zero emissions by 2050.

Organisations

 
Description BBSRC Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Strategy Advisory Panel (Prof M Heard)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Defra SFI Agroforestry (Prof M Heard)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Gross Ecological Product Measure adopted as official international statistical standard comparator to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the United Nations Statistical Commission
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact TBC
URL https://seea.un.org/ecosystem-accounting
 
Description Member of Defra Action Oak Research and Monitoring committee (Prof M Heard)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Board of Directors of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 'Land Use Policy Working Group'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 'Trees and Woodland Scientific Advisory Group' (TAW-SAG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/trees-and-woodlands-scientific-advisory-group
 
Description Member of the First Minister's Environmental Council, Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Membership of Defra Science Advisory Committee (Prof P Cox)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/science-advisory-council/about
 
Description Participation in National Audit Office report on planting trees in England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/report/planting-trees-in-england/
 
Description Woodland Trust/CEH Bunce Ancient woodland survey steering group (Prof M Heard)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description ACCESS: Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science
Amount £6,250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/W00805X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 01/2027
 
Description AGILE: Providing rapid evidence-based solutions to the needs of environmental policy-makers
Amount £9,238,090 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/W004976/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2027
 
Description MoD - Greenhouse Gas Removal Plus
Amount £61,548 (GBP)
Organisation Ministry of Defence (MOD) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 04/2022
 
Description NEVO/ORVal: stable hosting, maintenance and support
Amount £24,579 (GBP)
Organisation University of Exeter 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach (RENEW)
Amount £10,165,167 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2027
 
Description University of Aberdeen PhD Studentship (Justin Thomas and Astley Hastings)
Amount £61,974 (GBP)
Organisation University of Aberdeen 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 11/2026
 
Description Defra Land Use Team 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Providing advice and expertise on integrated assessment modelling of land use change policy.
Collaborator Contribution We have provided data layers from our in-house models for use by Defra modellers in their policy design analysis; I have advised on the design and architecture of a new land use model that the Defra team is constructing; and I have been attending weekly land use team meetings, to contribute general advice on land use policy modelling.
Impact Evidence report on impact of different tree planting scheme designs on the location of land use change. Adaptation of Defra's land use change modelling approach.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Annual Science Lecture 2021 Natural History Museum panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Elephants and Economics: Why net zero matters to us all", Annual Science Lecture 2021 Natural History Museum panel Ian Bateman part of panel with Mark Carney, Kate Raworth and Andy Purves, 11th March 2021:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00mr8fWAw0
 
Description Article in Business Green on NetZeroPlus 24 May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News article in Business Green on 24 May 2021, reporting on launch of NetZeroPlus, entitled 'NetZeroPlus: Government funding boost for plans to deliver tree-planting to an area the size of Devon'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4031751/netzeroplus-government-funding-boost-plans-deliver-tree-p...
 
Description Background Briefing on Tree Planting plans in England (Dr James Morison) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Part of a panel of 4 providing a background briefing to leading environmental journalists organised through the Science Media Centre on 14th Jan 2022. Dr Morison was one of a panel of 4 discussing/answering questions 'everything to do with tree planting plans in England'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Blogpost Exeter Green Futures blog October 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blogpost from October 2021 to promote the NetZeroPlus activities at COP26 NetZeroPlus: When Science Meets Economics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://researchandinnovation.co.uk/netzeroplus-when-science-meets-economics/
 
Description COP26 Talk EU Pavillion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented at the EU Pavillion at COP26 on 3 November 2021 on 'Bringing climate, biodiversity and other ecosystem services into policy and economic decision making'
Presented at 'Biodiversity, nature-based solutions, oceans: Climate Neutrality and Biodiversity - renewables assets, reporting standards and sustainable finance,
European Union Pavilion, COP26, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/leep/newsandevents/cop26/
 
Description COP26 talk on NetZeroPlus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Ian Bateman, Prof. Richard Betts (NetZeroPlus team members), Dr. Gwawr Jones (Joint Nature Conservation Committee), and Prof. Alice Larkin (University of Manchester) led workshop at COP26 Seeking to clarify the science, policy and economics of addressing the climate challenge with an opportunity to ask questions and debate the central issues raised. Talk entitled 'When science meets economics: the right tree in the right place for NetZeroPlus'
6 November 2021, COP26 Arctic Basecamp
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/university/title_883534_en.html
 
Description Climate and Biodiversity: Interdisciplinary Workshop; Paris School of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation from Ian Bateman on NetZeroPlus at Climate and Biodiversity: Interdisciplinary Workshop; Paris School of Economics - online event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqyThVQIhcg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/news/october-15-climate-and-biodiversity-interdisciplinary-...
 
Description Defra Birdtable event - Defra Natural Environment, Trees & Landscapes Directorate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented to Defra Natural Environment, Trees & Landscapes Directorate at a virtual event on 15 March 2022 entitled 'How we make decisions changes the decisions we make'
The Defra team hold a weekly virtual Birdtable event where a guest speaker joins to talk about a specialist topic. The first half is an update from our director, Edward Barker, followed by a 15 minute talk or presentation from the guest speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Defra Future Forestry Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Peter Cox and Ian Bateman represented NetZeroPlus at Defra Future Forestry Long Range Exploration and Assessment workshop on 1 December 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Ian Bateman to DCMS
The Natural Capital Approach: A route for highlighting cultural and heritage value?
Presented at the Valuing Culture and Heritage Capital Conference
11th March 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Festival of Discovery, Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact • Festival of Discovery 2021 talk: Using economics to help save the world
Speak by Professor Ian Bateman to UG and PG students at the University of Exeter during the University Festival of Discovery - bringing activity back to campus after lockdowns
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/504f838f-cd9d-478d-808f-2018e39c3068
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/festivalofdiscovery/
 
Description Forest Research Open Webinar (Dr James Morison) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led a Forest Research Open Webinar on November 12th 2021 on 'Understanding Forest Carbon Numbers' to a wide audience of forestry professionals (mainly UK, forest/tree land management practitioners, policy etc, mix of public private), There were 140 participants.
The webinar sought to provide knowledge exchange about 'forest carbon contributions' to net zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/forestresearch
 
Description Forest Research Social Media post on launch of NetZeroPlus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Announcement on Twitter of launch of NetZeroPlus project in May 2021. 7 retweets and 14 likes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/forest_research/status/1396794311849779201
 
Description Interview around Tree disease on BBC Radio 4, BBC news and SW regional tv and radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ian Bateman interviewed by BBC SW on risk of new tree diseases. Shown on 11 November 2021 on BBC1 SW, Sunday Politics SW, BBC Radio Devon, and BBC SW Spotlight news. Picked up by national media and featured on BBC Radio 4 Farming today and BBC News website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-59365085
 
Description Interview with BBC Southwest on NetZeroPlus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ian Bateman interviewed by BBC Southwest on NetZeroPlus. Shown on 17 October 2021 on BBC1 SW, Sunday Politics SW, BBC Radio Devon, and BBC SW Spotlight news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Land-use decision-making in the context of decarbonisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented to:
The Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Policy Leader Fellowship (PLF)
17.30-19.00, 8th June 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description London School of Economics Student Union, Economics Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Ian Bateman: Bringing the environment into economic analysis: Planting the UK's net zero woodlands
Keynote Presentation to the London School of Economics Student Union, Economics Society,
2021 Economics Symposium: Towards Net Zero
29th November - 1st December 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Media Interview BBC Sunday Politics SW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with BBC Southwest for BBC Sunday Politics SW on supermarket supply chains and local produce. Shown on 21.10.10 BBC1 SW
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Mott MacDonald presentation on NetZeroPlus woodlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Delivering Co-Designed Decision Support Systems for Land Use Planning: The UK's new NetZeroPlus woodlands
Ian Bateman presented to Mott MacDonald
27th January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description National Trust press release re NetZeroPlus May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Partnership news story from National Trust in May 2021 to announce launch of project: NetZeroPlus project to form vital part of UK bid to remove greenhouse gases from atmosphere
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/press-release/partnership-news-story-netzeroplus-project-to-form-vi...
 
Description NetZeroPlus press release (launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A press release from the University of Exeter to announce the launch of the NetZeroPlus project - 24 May 2021. This led to further requests for information and expressions of interest in contributing to the research from members of the public, private companies and researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_859916_en.html
 
Description NetZeroPlus-Defra Land Use Policy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jointly organised workshop between NetZeroPlus team and Defra Land Use Policy team - hosted Defra participants from Director level and across a range of directorates.
Presentations on NetZeroPlus offer to Defra from Amy Binner, Brett Day and Ian Bateman. Hosted by Tom Lafford, Defra Land Policy team.
Sparked questions and debate afterwards and a range of follow up meetings and discussions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy Exchange presentation: Planning for Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman: Presentation to: Policy Exchange on Planning for Net Zero
6th Floor, 8-10 Great George Street | London | SW1P 3AE

Tuesday 6th July 2021, 15:00 - 16:30
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on NetZeroPlus to UK Treescapes Programme Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented NetZeroPlus to the UK Treescapes Programme launch on 10 December 2021. Audience was a mixture of researchers and professional practioners from woodland organisations.
Feedback from organiser Alice Goodenough on 17 December:
It was great to hear more about NetZeroPlus and there was clear interest from some of the Treescapes projects in whether the data they generate might compliment/contribute towards the evidence the NetZeroPlus decision tool might use.

We are wondering what the best way to support the development of connections between the programme and NetZeroPlus might be. Would you be interested in meeting up with some of the team in the new year to discuss this?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uktreescapes.org/uk-treescapes-launch/
 
Description Presentation to Defra Director and Land Use Policy team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Ian Bateman to Defra Director, Deputy Director and land use policy team on 2 July 2021. David Hill, Tom Lafford, Rachel Fisher, Nick Barter, David Cope on modelling and net zero in agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Deutsche Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presentation:
Investment analysis for future net zero plus woodlands
Ian Bateman, Brett Day and Ben Groom, 20th January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to Rt Hon George Eustice, MP and Secretary of State for Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of NetZeroPlus project to Rt Hon George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, at Penryn Campus, University of Exeter on 17 June 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Outreach presentation to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls
Environmental Economics:The best job in the world!
Friday 2nd July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Russell Group Deputy Vice-Chancellors' and Provosts' Strategy Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman talk:
Bringing the environment into economic decision making: Delivering impact with government and business
Presented at 'Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk of Climate Change'
The Russell Group Deputy Vice-Chancellors' and Provosts' Strategy Meeting
University of Exeter, 7th - 8th October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Seminar at Sheffield University (Professor Rosie Hails) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Hails gave a seminar at Sheffield University on Monday 21st Feb called 'Delivering for Nature & People - Interdisciplinary research for a delivery organisation'. In this she spoke about the various UKRI projects that the National Trust is involved in, including NetZeroPlus - and illustrated how they would help us deliver our strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk delivered from COP26 to Trees for the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Bateman and Brett Day presented from COP26 to Trees for the Future - Diversity and complexity for resilience and carbon storage, Association of Applied Biologists
6th November 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/leep/newsandevents/cop26/
 
Description Talk delivered to Tom Heap, BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ian Bateman: NetZeroPlus: Planning the UK's new woodlands
Presented to Tom Heap, BBC
31st January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk to Institute of Chartered Foresters at Members Hour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Ian Bateman to Institute of Chartered Foresters: Members Hour entitled 'NetZeroPlus: Planning the UK's New Woodlands'. Available via https://vimeo.com/670814730/512c0c1e10

197 delegates registered, with attendance of 174. There were a number of questions and comments in the online chat function and in person. It was agreed that some of the issues raised were thought provoking and would be taken forward in future workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description The Lancet COVID-19 Commission: Green Recovery Task Force Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented at:
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission: Green Recovery Task Force Meeting, 30th June 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The natural capital approach to land use policy and decision making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman presented to: The Parliamentary & Scientific Committee 'Natural Capital' Discussion Meeting 5.30pm, Monday 7th June 2021
In partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description University of Aberdeen Press release June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press Release by University of Aberdeen to mark launch of NetZeroPlus project in June 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/15032/
 
Description Workshop with Forestry England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Bateman; Amy Binner; Brett Day; Astley Hastings; Richard Brazier; Danny Williamson; James Morison; Elena Vanguelova; Kate Gannon from the NetZeroPlus team met with Eleanor Tew, James Simpson and other colleagues from Forestry England Head Office and Regional team heads to present on areas of common interest, and explore opportunities to support each other's activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Worshipful Company of Gardeners news item on NetZeroPlus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Announcement of the NetZeroPlus project launch in the newsletter of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in May 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gardenerscompany.org.uk/news/netzeroplus-project/