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Pillar two of the common agricultural policy provides funding for environmental outcomes through environmental stewardship. Environmental stewardship, as a mechanism for paying those who deliver a wide range of environmental outcomes from the farmed environment, can be considered a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme, with Government effectively purchasing public benefits on behalf of a large number of beneficiaries, for example, relating to landscape and biodiversity. The Government are committed to encouraging Payments for Ecosystem Services pilots across a broad spectrum of nature's services and beneficiaries. The Government are in favour of a greener CAP, with a greater proportion spent on public goods, including improved environmental outcomes such as supporting biodiversity and climate mitigation, and will be seeking to secure this in the CAP Reform negotiations.