Public spending on the environment (spending round 2004)
This report provides the results of research carried out by the Policy Studies Institute (PSI), on behalf of Green Alliance and four other environmental organizations, into UK government environmental targets and associated spending.
The Treasury publishes a spending review, deciding how public money will be allocated over the following three years. While environmental protection and improvement doesn’t require the level of public finance pumped into the NHS or education, some funding is crucial. The spending review is, therefore, an important process in determining short and medium term spending levels, including expenditure on environmental protection and improvement. For the 2004 spending round this report analyses the spending needed in five major areas: sustainable energy; waste management; biodiversity; food and farming; and marine protection.
- Derek Smith, Paul Ekins, PSI - Policy Studies Institute
- Publication Date:
- 3 November, 2003