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Sustainable Agriculture: show me the money: Valuing Ecosystem Services

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Presentation on ecosystem services for Leaf President's Day, Canary Wharf, London, 5 November 2013 on Valuing Ecosystem Services

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Sustainable Agriculture: show me the money: Valuing Ecosystem Services

  1. 1. Valuing Ecosystem Services Can farmers benefit? How can LEAF help? Sustainable Agriculture: show me the money LEAF President’s Event 5 November 2013 Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  2. 2. Charles Cowap Peat’s Story MBA MRICS FAAV
  3. 3. Charles Cowap The mires on Exmoor Drainage for agricultural improvement MBA MRICS FAAV
  4. 4. Charles Cowap MBA for fuel Domestic and commercial peat cuttingMRICS FAAV Cutting carried on until the end of the c20th
  5. 5. Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  6. 6. Context: Exmoor example Charles Cowap Wimbleball Resr & MBA MRICS FAAV River Haddeo R Exe Exmoor R Barle Exebridge Pumping Station CO 2 Replenishment Pumping Approx 5 miles, lifting water from 120 to 240 m AOD
  7. 7. Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV New land management and valuation requirements are emerging New markets New challenges to professional practice New environmental, social and economic opportunities and challenges
  8. 8. Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV Defra 2013 Payments for ecosystem services: a Best Practice Guide Published May 2013 https://www.gov.uk/government/publication s/payments-for-ecosystem-services-pesbest-practice-guide
  9. 9. Thinkpiece • Royal Charter – Promote the usefulness of the profession to public advantage • New opportunities in land management • New ways of working in development • New points to reflect in conventional valuations • New types of valuation Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  10. 10. Charles Cowap Old Ways with Land MBA MRICS FAAV TIMBER SPORTING MINERALS DIVERSIFICATION ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY FOOD INCOME DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT COSTS SUSTAINABLE
  11. 11. New Ways with Land PROVISIONING SERVICES Food Fibre Energy Timber REGULATING SERVICES Carbon cycle Water cycle NATURAL CAPITAL SUPPORTING SERVICES Pollination Soil Formation CULTURAL SERVICES Recreation Inspiration Creativity Reflection Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV EXISTING MARKETS PUBLIC SUPPORT NEW MARKETS PES Biodiversity offsetting Carbon Conservation covenants
  12. 12. Charles Cowap New Ways of Working • • • • • New forms of appraisal New opportunities New values New ways to collaborate But will farmers be entrepreneurial enough? • A new paradigm: farmers as ecosystem entrepreneurs …… ????? MBA MRICS FAAV
  13. 13. Charles Cowap Contact Details MBA MRICS FAAV In-house CPD programmes, professional-technical updates, organisational consultancy, and more:   Twitter: Blog: Slideshare: cdcowap@gmail.com 07947 706505 @charlescowap http://charlescowap.wordpress.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/cdcowap Translating new knowledge for rural professional practice www.harper-adams.ac.uk

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