Our views

  • Halving our fossil fuel usage

    We're pledging to reduce our use of fossil fuels by 50 per cent within the next 10 years. The move aims to cut our carbon emissions from energy use for heat and electricity by 45 per cent – beating the Government’s target of a 34 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020.

  • Shale gas extraction

    We have a presumption against fracking on our land because natural gas is a fossil gas. The mining process also gives rise to potential environmental and landscape impacts.

  • Climate change impacts

    Managing almost 750 miles of coastline, 250,000 hectars of land, and over 300 mansions and gardens open to the public is giving us a good insight into how the changing climate is already impacting on our environment and society. We're also getting a better understanding of what may be needed to adapt to that change.

  • Shifting shores

    The extent of our coastal holdings gives us a unique window on the issues of coastal change. Read our Shifting Seas report to see how we're dealing with the threat of climate change on the UK coastline.

  • From source to sea

    Water is essential to our role in caring for and promoting the importance of nature and heritage – every one of our sites depends upon, and interacts with water in some way. In our report, From Source to Sea, we look at what water means to us, and what we need to do to conserve it.