With a 6 step approach recommended by the review and endorsed by partners, the project set out to develop the foundation of a LNCP – an open, accessible and consistent evidence base that utilises the best available data. We provided direction and leadership by working with data owners, to challenge assumptions and existing ways of working to facilitate creating an evidence base that met our objectives. We are also providing an account and valuation to demonstrate the benefits of the natural environment in the geography, whilst clearly outlining the gaps and limitations in an economic approach to assessing environmental values in isolation.
We took forward a small number of collaborative projects with partners across the area to explore specific aspects relating to a natural capital approach in more detail and at the more local scale. We chose projects that were deliverable within our timescales, and provided value back into the work of the LNCP, other local natural capital approaches and provide evidence for use in the area and beyond.
You can click on the icons below to view our work to date – making it easy to see the correlation between pieces of work and the type of evidence or information they provide.