The Role of Regulation in Restoring Nature and Delivering Net Zero


This report from the Aldersgate Group and Frontier Economics outlines key principles required to ensure that the UK’s regulatory landscape enables nature restoration and net zero. It proposes a system that drives environmental improvements and emissions reductions while supporting economic growth.

It states that to effectively address climate and environmental concerns, regulation must consider the whole of the environment from a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral perspective. It must also target outcomes and be supported by a full cost-benefit analysis which considers the cost of inaction as well as societal and environmental benefits. The report also calls for regulators to be provided with the funding and expert resources they need to ensure effective enforcement.