The overall aim of NaturEtrade is to develop an innovative solution to the loss of ecologically-rich land in Europe.
Landowners are very familiar with government grants that help them conserve important biological and cultural features of their land, but there is very little known about how non-government incentive schemes might work in practice.
This innovative project will work with landowners and businesses in different European countries to explore how they would utilise the tools and technologies we develop to trade in the commodity ‘ecosystem services’.
The project will develop a set of tools and technologies that bridges the gap between academic research and policy on ecosystem service provision, and its dissemination to private and public landowners.
There is also an external project website for NaturEtrade.
This project is in partnership with the Sylva Foundation.