Funding nature's recovery

Bradenham farmland

How new public spending can unlock private investment.

Building on our previous work with Green Alliance on Natural Infrastructure Schemes, this report addresses the question of how the Government's proposed Environmental Land Management system could support the emergence of complementary private markets, such as the Natural Infrastructure Scheme, for environmental goods and services from farmland. 

Identifying three critical challenges the Environmental Land Management 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.