Natural Capital Investment Plan for Greater Manchester

The first Natural Capital Investment Plan for Greater Manchester has been published. The need to establish and implement a Natural Capital Investment Plan to mobilise existing and new sources of funding was a key outcome from the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green Summit in March 2018. The plan aims to broaden the range of potential sources of investment in natural capital. This is challenging because many different parts of society receive benefits from natural assets without paying for them. However, there are ways in which revenues can be generated, and mechanisms can be developed that attract a wider range of private sector and alternative sources of investment. To move forward developing these, this plan identifies suitable areas of potential investment and which finance models could be used.