Scaling Up Natural Capital Investment Project

Scaling Up Natural Capital Investment

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About our project

PROJECT TITLE: Scaling Up Natural Capital Investment

LOCATION: Chat Moss, Salford

FUNDING: Awarded £100,000 from the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

PARTNERS: Greater Manchester Combined Authority, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, Greater Manchester Environment Fund's Steering Group

The idea

Stimulating investment into our valuable peatland habitats.

The funding will help us to implement the financing models that have been developed to attract Carbon and Biodiversity Net Gain income. Finance Earth has been commissioned to support the development of the Natural Capital Investment Model. This project will enable us to carry out further research, establish the verification procedures, and test out the models to prove we can lever in private investment into our Greater Manchester habitats with a target of securing £2million by August 2022.

Once tested, we can start to roll out the finance models long-term to realise Greater Manchester’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy.