Funding nature’s recovery: how new public spending can unlock private investment



30 November, 2018


Building on our previous work with National Trust on Natural Infrastructure Schemes (NIS), this report addresses the question of how the new environmental land management (ELM) system could support the emergence of complementary private markets, such as the NIS, for environmental goods and services from farmland.

Identifying three critical challenges the ELM system would need to face, we then propose three ways the system could support new approaches to these obstacles.

The government’s 25 year plan is an extraordinary statement of government ambition. This report outlines how farmers and businesses could take advantage of the system for mutual benefit – and for nature’s recovery.


James Elliott
William Andrews Tipper



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