The implications of rolling back ambition on agri-environment schemes in England

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11 October, 2022


Local Nature Recovery is one of the three arms of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme and was expected to replace, improve and expand existing agri-environment schemes in England which pay farmers to change their management for the benefit of the environment.  

This briefing explores the implications for nature and net zero of a Local Nature Recovery Scheme that is no more ambitious, or even less ambitious, than current policy. It explains that without increasing ambition, there is no prospect of meeting the government’s legally binding target to end nature decline by 2030.  

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Lydia Collas, policy analyst,

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