New roadmap targets private investment to fill £5.6bn nature recovery financing gap

£5.6bn shortfall

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The roadmap sets out how to overcome barriers to private investment in UK biodiversity and nature
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The roadmap sets out how to overcome barriers to private investment in UK biodiversity and nature

The UK must catalyse private investments in order to overcome its annual £5.6bn financing gap for nature recovery, according to a new report published today (7 June).

Led by the Broadway Initiative, Finance Earth and the Green Finance Institute, the report includes a roadmap that aims to "make the UK a highly attractive market for nature-based investment". It aims to tackle existing barriers to private investment in nature, including the undervaluation of nature, a lack of tested revenue streams and standards, complex and misaligned environmental regulation, as well as expertise and capacity gaps. The roadmap also sets out how the UK can modernise regulation, leverage public expenditure and secure large-scale private investment in nature and biodiv...

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