Policy paper

Government response to the final report of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force

Government response to 'Realising nature's value: The Final Report of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force'.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This is the government’s response to the independent business-led Ecosystem Markets Task Force, which was set up “to review the opportunities for UK business from expanding green goods, services, products, investment vehicles and markets which value and protect nature’s services.‟

The Task Force reported to government in March 2013.

This response covers all 22 recommendations made by the Task Force, including their top 5 priorities: biodiversity offsetting; bio-energy and anaerobic digestion; sustainable local woodfuel; nature based certification and labelling; and water cycle catchment management.

Published 5 September 2013