Nature Based Solutions for Climate Change at the Landscape Scale
Closing Date: 29/08/2022
Grants are available to partnerships in England, led by not-for-profit organisations, public bodies and businesses, to research carbon storage in new and restored habitats.
The aim of the Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change at the Landscape Scale project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote carbon sequestration. This is to be achieved by creating or restoring semi-natural habitats, which can also bring multiple additional benefits when planned at a landscape scale.
The programme aims to:
- Learn how carbon accumulates in, and is released from, different habitats across the country.
- Show how private and public funding can combine to achieve economically viable and long-term environmental objectives.
- Understand the benefits of considering nature-based solutions at the landscape scale.
- Provide evidence to inform future grant schemes.
One-off grants will be awarded to partnership-led pilot projects. Projects must achieve habitat creation and restoration at a landscape scale – an area of at least 500 hectares in size.
Natural England will work with successful pilot projects to carry out research and monitoring to compare carbon storage and uptake across different habitats of different ages.
The Environment Agency will work with partnerships to develop long-term funding strategies, including governance structures and funding models.