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In England's Green and Greener Land

PUBLISHED: 12:20 21 June 2012 | UPDATED: 22:03 21 February 2013

This image, published by Defra, is designed to provoke thought about what good adaptation to climate change could entail.

This image, published by Defra, is designed to provoke thought about what good adaptation to climate change could entail.

This image, published by Defra, is designed to provoke thought about what good adaptation to climate change could entail.

This image, published by Defra, is designed to provoke thought about what good adaptation to climate change could entail. It doesnt attempt to provide definite answers or solutions. The most approprite adaptive action often depends on local circumstances.

Peat bogs
Artificial drainage ditches in peatbogs blocked, and bare soil vegetated to slow water-flow, limit soil erosion and carbon loss, improve water quality and reduce wildfires.

Retained and increased woodland
Woodland and scrub develops in appropriate locations to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, increase biodiversity, store carbon and for use as a renewable fuel.

Diversity and resilience of habitats
Semi-natural habitat patches created in a range of different locations to increase variety of microclimates and soil conditions.

Biodiversity
Species given the best possible chance to adapt by minimising the effect of both climate-driven pressures and existing pressures that may be exacerbated by climate change.

Fire management planning
Controlled burning, where appropriate, to reduce impact of wildfires and maximise ecological benefits.

Tourism
More information made available to public to raise awareness of what they can do to benefit the countryside and how to enjoy it without damaging it.

Re-creating flood plains
Rivers re-connected to their flood plains to hold water during flooding and release it more slowly at drier times.

Grazing for multiple benefits
A variety of grazing livestock used at different scales and intensities to achieve benefits such as food, habitat diversity and water quality improvement.

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