For landowners and land managers, the UK’s departure from the EU brings the biggest changes to the subsidy framework since the 1970s.
To access these new subsidies and opportunities, you need new tools to identify, measure and baseline your natural capital. That baseline then becomes the fundamental starting point for ESG, biodiversity and net zero carbon strategies.
The answers you need
NatCap Map is the first comprehensive online tool in the UK for mapping natural capital. Leveraging world-leading modelling and data techniques, it’s a powerful and practical tool enabling you to:
Understand your assets and best options for environmental enhancement and improvement
Prepare for new subsidy opportunities, such as England’s Sustainable Farming Incentive and Environmental Land Management Scheme
Report robustly to government, investors and other stakeholders
Baseline reports can be quickly downloaded, with options for opportunity mapping and valuations
Mapping covers any user-defined area in England, Scotland Wales, to 25m resolution
Report details include landcover; forest, trees & hedges; and topographical variations
Service benefits mapped range from carbon storage and CO2 sequestration to flood risk prevention to biodiversity and pollination
One-off fee of £1 per hectare (with negotiable discounts for large landholdings)
“Buccleuch recognises the importance of applying robust evidence to underpin our environmental and land use strategies. Through Natural Capital Research we have expertise that substantiates our environmental, carbon and biodiversity enhancement plans to external observers."
— Adrian Dolby, Head of Agriculture, Buccleuch
“Post-EU subsidy arrangements are still evolving across the UK, but it’s already clear that landowners and managers will need the highest-quality evidence of natural capital assets and ecosystem system flows to access funding. This is the essential basis for developing and monitoring environmental enhancement strategies."
— Professor Kathy Willis, Director, Natural Capital Research
“The private sector too – from ESG investors to carbon markets – will increasingly want rock-solid evidence of environmental baselines and enhancements, as will NGOs and other stakeholders. NatCap Map is designed expressly to provide this evidence.”
— Professor Sir Dieter Helm, Director, Natural Capital Research