New SLC research to examine effect of natural capital and carbon value on land market

Press Release

Research to understand the implications of natural capital and carbon value on the land market will be welcome if it helps to aid evidence-based policymaking, SLE has said.

The Scottish Land Commission announced the initiative this week, with its stated aim to create an 'over-arching summary of current market activity, with a particular focus on understanding the role ‘natural capital’ is having in the land market – to inform how this emerging value can be harnessed in a way that encourages responsible investment and creates public value'.

The report has been commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission and will be delivered by Scotland’s Rural College in partnership with land agents Savills and Strutt and Parker, with support from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Sarah-Jane Laing, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates, said:

“We’re supportive of this research initiative and look forward to the publication of its results in due course. It is important that public policy on landownership and land use is based on a solid evidence base rather than anecdotes and we hope this exercise will help to achieve that end.”

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