How can the DLCA be used for climate change mitigation and adaption?20 June 2016
Climate change will have varying effects and demand particular responses in different landscapes. The DLCA provides a framework for assessing the effects of climate change on the particular characteristics of different landscapes. It also provides a means for understanding how the characteristics of the landscape can be used to mitigate the effects of climate change, for example through peat management for carbon storage and land management to reduce flooding. There is also a need for society to adapt to climate change, which will include the introduction of new landscape elements such as renewable energy installations. Such development will have different impacts in different landscapes and the DLCA provides a framework for assessing these impacts.