Ecosystem Enterprise Partnership
The aim of the Ecosystem Enterprise Partnership(EEP) is to work with land managers, industry, conservation managers and communities to allow the potential growth of Pembrokeshire’s economy while improving the environment of the Milford Haven and Cleddau catchment.
There is a growing concern over the loss of biodiversity in Pembrokeshire with the majority of Pembrokeshire Marine SAC features in unfavourable conservation status and nutrient loading into the Milford Haven identified as a key priority action. The waterway is considered as being “full” with no headroom in the Milford Haven catchment, this presents a potential barrier to development and therefore any future schemes requiring a permit to discharge into the catchment will require some form of offsetting scheme.
The EEP has emerged in response to growing recognition of the need to create a new, innovative and collaborative approach to how we manage our natural resources. The work aims to develop and test the validity of a market-based nutrient trading scheme that provides a streamlined, consistent, robust nutrient assessment, and mitigation process.
This website provides full access to the feasibility study conducted in 2015 and a background to Payment for Ecosystem Services, alongside the Building Resilience Into Catchments (BRICs) development plan. The current work focusing on phosphates and housing though ‘Building Natural Solutions’ is also highlighted.