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Environment: Finance

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 125026, tabled on 25 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to 25 Year Environment Plan, published on 11 January 2018, what additional financial resources have been committed for the financial years (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 to deliver the commitments made in that document.

Answered on

31 January 2018

The Government continues to invest heavily in the environment, including investing £3.5bn in air quality and £5.8bn helping developing countries tackle climate change, reduce deforestation and support cleaner economic growth. We will work with BEIS, Innovate UK, Research Councils and industry to bring forward a bid for the next round of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund awards later in 2018 to help develop a pipeline of new, more sustainable materials that will have a lower environmental impact. Other Plan commitments include a further £10m to encourage children to engage with nature and £5.7m to develop the Northern Forest.