Natural Infrastructure Scheme

In September 2016, Green Alliance and the National Trust launched a proposal for a Natural Infrastructure Scheme, an area based market in avoided costs, delivering environmental improvements by bringing together groups of land managers to sell ecosystem services to groups of beneficiaries. This is set out as a multi-buyer multi-seller consortium contract for large scale interventions in the upper reaches of a river catchment. It would be based on the collective offer of land owners and managers.

As part of the measures to take forward the idea of a Natural Infrastructure Scheme, it is expected that there will be a pilot project and formation of a landowner group to advise on implementation.