The True Value of Nature in the UK

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Caroline Spelman, recently launched the findings of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA). The UK NEA, which analyses the value of the UK’s natural environment by taking account of the economic, health and social benefits we get from nature, is the first of its kind at a fully national scale. A panel of experts involved in the process answered questions on technical aspects of the assessment and how these findings will be implemented into policy decisions. 

The Synthesis of the Key Findings along with the Technical Report, which forms the evidence base, can be downloaded from here.

Hidden value of nature revealed in groundbreaking study

The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists.

The research forms the basis of a major new independent report – the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) – which reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy. The report strengthens the arguments for protecting and enhancing the environment and will be used by the government to direct policy in future. To read more details follow this link: http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2011/06/02/hidden-value-of-nature-revealed/

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