The government have just released their response to the Natural Capital Committee's third State of Natural Capital report, published in early 2015. Valuing Nature's Rosie Hails is one of the Committee Members.
The response is largely positive, and states that 'we agree with the Committee that if economic growth is to be sustained, natural capital has to be safeguarded'. It also pronounces that 'we agree with the aims of the Committee’s recommendation to develop a 25 year plan and government will be producing a 25 year plan for a healthy natural economy.'
The response further details what the 25-year plan will cover, including developing data, tools and techniques to better understand natural capital, increased investment in environmental incentives, and policies to improve people's engagement with nature.
'...if economic growth is to be sustained, natural capital has to be safeguarded'
To learn more please download the papers below, or see the Natural Capital Committee's website.