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Paterson calls for business to show leadership on natural capital

26th March 2014

Speaking at an Aldersgate Group event, Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, argued that "our long-term prosperity and wellbeing relies on recognising the real value of nature." 

The Secretary of State noted that momentum is building in the natural capital movement and argued that the Government had made "solid progress" delivering on the recommendations of the the Ecosystem Markets Task Force (EMTF).  

Sir Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive of Kingfisher and EMTF Chair, also speaking at the event, argued: “we have to go further and faster…The Government’s heart is in the right place. The challenge now is to push through in some of the areas where the politics is perceived to be difficult.” 

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