Ecosystem Markets Task Force

The Task Force advised on opportunities for UK business from expanding green goods, services, products, investment vehicles and markets which value and protect ecosystem services.

Role of the group

The Task Force reported to Defra, DECC and BIS. It provided an overall assessment of the market opportunities, providing a clearer view of the economic and environmental benefits that could be achieved, and identifying the most promising opportunities.


A government response to the taskforce’s final report, covering all 22 recommendations, has been published.

The final report from the taskforce was published on 5 March 2013.

You can read more about the Task Force’s earlier work including the interim report on the National Archives.