This report explores and presents evidence on the economic value of a healthy natural environment in England. It aims to do so in a way that appeals to economists and non-economists alike. No new primary research was commissioned. Instead, what the report seeks to do is build an objective argument in support of investing in ecological systems by combining economic, scientific and social evidence on the benefits of a healthy natural environment.
An extensive literature review was undertaken and several workshops held with external experts to help craft a up-to-date narrative around the value of a healthy natural environment. No new primary research was undertaken or commissioned.