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This land is not our land: Land ownership and the climate emergency

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Chancellors' Building 1.11

University of Bath

Claverton Down

Bath

BA2 7AY

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Part of 'The Future is in Our Lands' IPR Public Lecture series.

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Who owns our land remains one of England's oldest and darkest secrets. Since Domesday, the ownership of land has conferred power, wealth and status - and yet the government's official Land Registry remains largely a closed book, and is still incomplete.

With 1% of the population owning around half of England, how does this huge concentration of ownership affect the governance of land use in a time of climate and ecological emergency?

Guy Shrubsole will talk about his investigations into land ownership; whether large estates are a good thing from the perspective of rewilding; the 150 grouse moor estates who own our uplands and a big chunk of our soil carbon; who owns our National Parks; how we get large landowners to grow more trees; and why there are so many damn pheasants in our countryside. There will be lots of maps.

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Guy Shrubsole is an environmental campaigner, writer and researcher. His book Who Owns England? is published by William Collins. He works for Friends of the Earth on their campaign to double UK tree cover, and blogs at https://whoownsengland.org/.

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Chancellors' Building 1.11

University of Bath

Claverton Down

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United Kingdom

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