Climate and Land Summit
The one-day Climate and Land Summit hosted by the National Trust was a chance for the country’s largest landowners and government ministers to debate a range of climate change commitments ahead of COP26.
What was the Climate and Land Summit?
The event at the Wimpole Estate, in Cambridgeshire, was held on October 12, 2021, before the UN's annual climate conference COP26 in November that year, with guests including the National Parks, Soil Association, The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Woodland Trust and the Duchy of Cornwall.
Attendees signed up to six climate and nature-based solutions or guiding principles to commit to collectively working towards the nation’s net zero aims and pressing needs to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
The attendees at the summit represented some of England’s largest landowners and managers. Together they have vowed to work together to ensure that our natural resources like peat bogs, woodlands and rivers are used as effectively as possible to tackle the climate crisis.
Attendees signed up to a range of commitments to help the government meet its net zero ambitions and reverse environmental damage. This included six guiding principles to commit to collectively working towards the nation’s net zero aims and pressing needs to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.