Foresight Land Use Futures project: Making the most of land in the 21st century

This Project has taken a broad and overarching look at the future of UK land use over the next 50 years. It demonstrates that there is a strong case to develop a much more strategic approach: to guide incremental land use change, incentivise sustainable behaviours, and to unlock value from land.This report shows that a reappraisal is vital to help address major challenges ahead – for example, relating to demographic shifts, climate change, and rising demand for commercial and residential development in areas such as the South East of England.

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Australia’s forestry industry in 2040: three plausible scenarios

Nicolle Allen, Feb 2012. This paper outlines the impacts of climate change and demand on the industry, with reference to affects on the economy, environment and society of Australia. Three plausible future scenarios of Australia’s forestry industry’s future scenarios in 2040 are explained: the ‘dizzy’, ‘low and slow’ and ‘most likely’ scenarios

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