New markets for land and nature
How Natural Infrastructure Schemes could pay for a better environment
Can natural markets benefit business and the environment?
Agriculture is under pressure to increase production, reduce its environmental impact and eliminate its dependence on public subsidy. Farmers are in a unique position to restore and protect the natural environment, but there is no commercial basis for the provision of natural services from farmland.
Our new report, in partnership with the National Trust, proposes a new payment mechanism, the Natural Infrastructure Scheme (NIS) to incentivise a new approach to land management.
New markets for land and nature: how Natural Infrastructure Schemes could pay for a better environment
Press release: 28 September 2016
Pledge for the Environment
Calling on MPs to commit to strong environment laws post-referendum
A coalition of the UK's leading environmental groups are calling on MPs to sign our ‘Pledge for the Environment’ to show their support for establishing the UK as a world leader on the environment following the EU referendum.
We are asking them to commit to match or exceed current environmental, wildlife and habitat protections, ratify the Paris agreement and to support farmers and landowners to deliver environmental benefits alongside a thriving farming sector.
Over 90 MPs have already added their names:
Read the pledge