Saving global nature: greening UK Official Development Assistance

Ben Caldecott, Eamonn Ives and Mark Holmes

June 2018

The natural world is facing unparalleled threats. The fragility of the environment not only threatens the flora and fauna for which we are custodians, but the future prosperity of communities around the world.

Given the UK’s substantial international aid budget and expertise, there is a compelling case for the UK to lead international efforts to conserve global nature.

Greater focus and funding for global nature conservation through the UK’s international aid budget, particularly through charismatic UK branded projects and programmes, would also capture the imagination of the public.

This report sets out the case for increasing UK aid for nature, how this will support sustainable development, and the policy mechanisms required to successfully deliver UK leadership.

Read the report