Climate Action Framewok

A collaborative output

Responding to climate change is fundamental to the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty. National landscapes are already working across a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, with much of their focus on nature-based solutions. Much of our core work contributes to action on climate change.

While national landscapes teams are small and cannot alone address the challenge, their ability to convene powerful partnerships enables them to coordinate action over an entire landscape and move communities in the right direction.

The National Landscapes Association supports teams and partnerships in addressing this complex challenge by coordinating collaborative activities and continuing to fulfil its role in amplifying the national landscapes' collective voice. Through a collaborative approach across the national landscapes network, the National Landscapes Association is working to improve and enhance climate action delivery at the local and national level.

The Climate Action Framework was developed by a collaborative working group involving national landscape staff, the National Landscapes Association, and external members acting as a sounding board. It is the product of collaborative efforts during 2021 and 2022.

It establishes five topic-specific narratives as well as an overarching narrative on our role in facing climate change.

These narratives hold several purposes:

  • To set the level of ambition of climate action and generate consensus on a national landscapes' position on climate change;
  • To convey our collective position to our partners and communities;
  • To help inform Management Plan reviews and any other strategic/business plan.