Support sustainable upland management
- Bring together businesses and government to regenerate nature in the uplands through investment in climate solutions: this will support jobs and green infrastructure, innovative climate solutions, such as carbon offsetting, and drive landscape-scale restoration of carbon-rich habitats such as peatlands.
- Provide incentives for landowners and land managers to shift from intensive grouse moor management to climate solutions as a core land use in the uplands.
- Support open-access research and development into accelerating carbon offsetting and other climate solutions in the uplands which will benefit the economy, environment and communities.
Introduce grouse moor licensing
- Phase out environmentally-damaging practices such as burning, draining and wildlife persecution, by requiring all grouse moors to obtain a license as a condition of operating. Licensing provides an important legal mechanism for migrating the uplands from an intensively managed and degraded landscape to a healthy and functioning environment. Where a grouse moor is reasonably suspected of breaking wildlife or environmental protection law or its conditions of operating then its license can be withdrawn.
Protect peatland by ending burning
- End the burning of peatlands for grouse shooting in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation to help reach net-zero carbon emissions.