NCC Response to the 25 Year Environment Plan

The Natural Capital Committee, an independent advisory body set up in 2012 which reports to the UK Government, has published their final response on the 25-year Environment Plan progress report. The progress report was published in October 2019, and the NCC has released several responses since then. The final response from the NCC can be read here.

The final response sets out the NCC’s natural capital asset-based framework for assessing progress against the 25 Year Environment Plan. It shows how to apply this framework to independently scrutinise progress, laying the foundation for the Office for Environmental Protection to undertake this role from 2021. This report also highlights the priority areas the government should focus on to turnaround declines in our natural assets.