What are the benefits coming from our local environment to our businesses, our communities, our personal well-being – and our overall economy? Would putting a market value on our ‘natural capital’ make us protect and invest in it more? And what are the steps we need to take now to provide greater resilience for our communities, landscape and local economy in the face of potential effects of climate change?

These were some of the issues explored at a landmark workshop at the Linklater Pavilion in July, co-hosted by the Lewes & Ouse Valley eco-nomics (L&OVe) Group (part of Transition Town Lewes) and Environment Agency South East’s Coastal Communities 2150 (CC2150) team.  More….