For the first time our annual conference was held online. As with previous face-to-face conferences delegates were welcomed by the host county for this year, Devon, and its five AONBs.
The theme of the conference was ‘A Climate for Change - Climate Change and Nature Recovery in National Landscapes’ we looked at the essential role the landscape approach plays in tackling climate change and nature recovery, essentially two sides of the same coin. Conference informed, enthused and engaged delegates during a time of unprecedented change and opportunity.
With an appetite to deliver on the recommendations of the Designated Landscapes Review in England, and an overwhelming ambition to demonstrate the potential AONBs have in delivering on UK and Welsh Government agendas, it has never been a more important time to demonstrate the value of designated landscapes.