Nature for Climate Fund

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 29 June 2020.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for launching the Nature for Climate Fund announced in the Budget 2020; what the duration of that fund will be; and how much funding will be available through that fund.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The £640 million Nature for Climate Fund, announced in the Budget, will increase tree planting and peat restoration in England over this Parliament. Plans to deliver this will be set out in the forthcoming England Tree Strategy and Peat Strategy later this year. We are currently consulting on the Tree Strategy and engaging stakeholders further on a future Peat Strategy.

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