1. Safeguarding natural capital to increase resilience – e.g. reducing the risk of flood events or coastal storms disrupting businesses or communities.
2. Integrated policymaking for natural capital-led growth - work with local authorities or other public decision makers to ensure that the natural environment is considered when making investments to support economic growth.
3. Boosting the business sector: new markets for natural capital – to support the development of schemes that help the business sector increase their profits or cut their costs while at the same time improving the natural environment, e.g. helping water companies and farmers get together to find ways to boost farm incomes but cut the use of pesticides or fertilisers to improve water quality.
4. Restoring natural capital for economic and social benefit – e.g. to support planning decisions that will help to restore areas of the marine environment that are currently in a poor state, leading to economic (fisheries, tourism) and community (recreation, wellbeing) benefits.
5. Adding value: Mainstreaming natural capital into private and public sector decision making – bringing together the improvements provided by the first four themes to maximise the benefits are delivered to the region in terms of environmental protection, economic growth and community wellbeing.