Ecosystem Markets Task Force
The Natural Environment White Paper (NEWP) included the following commitment: The Government will set up a business-led Ecosystem Markets Task Force (EMTF) to review the opportunities for UK business from expanding green goods, services, products, invesment vehicles and markets which value and protect nature’s services. It will report back to Government in 2012/2013, "through the Green Economy Council".
The Task Force is led by Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive of retail group Kingfisher plc.
The Task force aims to:
- identify the most promising opportunities for business that might be realised through an enhanced approach to the natural environment
- make clear, actionable recommendations to Government about where things need to change; and
- provide a compelling narrative for business.
The EMTF has just published its Interim Report. A copy of the report is attached here: Ecosystem-Markets-Task-Force-Interim-Report
Further information about the Task Force and the work it is doing (including publications and reports) is available at: www.defra.gov.uk/ecosystem-markets