Policy Document and Event

Green Alliance, along with the NFM programme, have created a policy summary report outlining some of the programme’s main findings and suggesting what this might mean for future land use policy and NFM investment. The report calls for:

  • More spatial targeting in new farm payment schemes to ensure benefits of NFM are maximised and avoid negative impacts on the ecology of rivers
  • Actions that have multiple benefits, like woodland planting and peatland restoration, to be prioritised as the environmental benefits of these increase the flood risk benefits tenfold
  • The new evidence on effectiveness of NFM to be incorporated into planning tools like the Environment Agency’s ‘Flood map for planning’ to enable more private investment

Link to the report:


On 24th March 2023 Green Alliance hosted a policy meeting with the NFM programme where the report was discussed.

Link to the meeting:




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