We have identified the need for a greater understanding of Leicester and Leicestershire's natural capital, the benefits it provides and the opportunities to enhance it.
We have commissioned a strategic assessment to understand how our natural capital assets could help us and our partners to achieve local economic and social development ambitions. The assessment fulfils four key aims:
- It presents a review of the current evidence on natural capital and identifies any gaps in knowledge.
- It presents a high-level review of the national and local policy and institutional frameworks that are likely to drive investment into natural capital.
- It includes a SWOT analysis of the policy review informed by a stakeholder workshop.
- It suggests an appropriate work plan to deliver a Natural Capital Investment Plan for Leicester and Leicestershire.