About the LEEP blog

LEEP aims to develop knowledge and understanding to inform governments, businesses and communities about how land and the environment are managed and used; the policies that affect this; the impact upon people, and how policy should be better designed, appraised and evaluated. LEEP builds upon an established and internationally acclaimed track record of research excellence combining world-leading expertise from the Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) and the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE).

Together with our international research partners, LEEP brings together experts from the diversity of social, economic and natural sciences needed to provide an integrated understanding of the ways in which these complex systems interact. We specialise in bringing cutting edge academic research and tools to inform management, policy-making and implementation. Our methods have global relevance and can be applied to land use problems and policy and management decisions anywhere in the world.

This blog is our platform to comment upon current issues in the world, report on our events, public engagement activity, and disseminate our research.