The future of the countryside
Building a greener future
How do we build a greener future? We can’t turn back the clock, but we can and should do more to halt further declines and begin to enhance our natural capital.
Environmental damage adversely affects our health and wellbeing — physically and mentally.
But where do we start? Professor Helm reasons that the obvious place is agriculture, not least because it covers 70% of our land. If we can get agricultural policy right, we will be on the way to leaving the environment in a better state for the next generation.
Professor Helm’s arguments expose the economic inefficiencies in our environmental policies and highlight the need for change. Leaving behind the current sterile and ineffective battle between the environment and the economy, he champions them together and his resulting revolutionary plan looks at delivering sustainable, eco-friendly economic growth. He argues that there is hope, and there is time, but we must act now.