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Landscapes for Life Conference 2021

A Climate for Change - Climate Change and Nature Recovery in National Landscapes


Our thanks to our Principal Sponsor Devon County Council.

Devon County Council

Devon County Council (DCC) is delighted that the National Association for AONBs and our ‘family’ of five AONBs lying wholly or partly within Devon are hosting the Landscapes for Life Conference 2021. 

The Authority has a long history, having first been established following the Local Government Act of 1888.  Present day Devon is administered by the County Council and eight District Councils, with unitary authorities in the adjoining areas of Torbay and Plymouth. 

In terms of superlatives, DCC is the largest local authority in South West England, the largest employer in Devon and presides over the County that, undeniably, supports a truly outstanding environment.  The quality of our landscapes, whether formally protected or otherwise, is of vital importance to us. Our economy and our communities, reliant on food, farming, tourism and much more, continue to shape and to be shaped by, our varied and characterful County landscapes.  On that basis, we can’t wait to welcome you in joining us ‘virtually’ in Devon for your conference in July 2021.