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Forests: Conservation

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 110593, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of his Department’s £30 million Big Nature Impact Fund will be allocated to protecting and restoring Britain’s temperate rainforests.

Answered on

1 February 2022

We are working to design a new Big Nature Impact Fund, which aims to develop environmental markets by investing in projects capable of generating revenue from ecosystem services.

The Fund should focus investments on the creation or restoration of carbon-rich biodiverse habitats, primarily native woodlands and restored peatlands. This could also fund projects which support and expand England's temperate rainforests. This was set out in our procurement document:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/1b46e6f5-c2ec-4d9b-8504-b77c4eb3f112