Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary

FAQs

Curious about Revere’s plans to restore the UK’s National Parks? Below are answers to a range of frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, then please do get in touch.

These FAQs will be regularly updated. Please check in again for changes or let us know if you have any suggestions.

Revere designs nature restoration projects, raises private capital to finance them, and generates revenues by selling ecosystem services. This creates new funding opportunities for farmers and landowners seeking to restore nature.

Revere is a partnership between the UK National Parks and Palladium. Revere combines theNational Parks’ passion for our natura landscapes and decades of local experience with Palladium’s track record of channelling private finance into protecting and restoring tropical ecosystems. 

Revere designs and delivers projects that restore degraded peatlands, grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, by selling ecosystem services. These services include: carbon credits, biodiversity outcomes, natural flood risk management outcomes and water quality improvements.

Revere has an ambitious vision, where private finance is harnessed at an unprecedented scale to help restore nature across all fifteen of the UK’s National Parks. Revere aims to create a sustainable flow of funding that will transform the scale of restoration possible across the National Parks and beyond. 

The diversity of National Park landscapes offers a unique opportunity to test our financing models in different contexts. By creating an adaptable blueprint for nature restoration projects across the UK, Revere aims to accelerate the green recovery nationwide.

 

No. Transfer of land ownership is not a part of Revere’s model. We partner with local farmers, and land managers to deliver projects that will generate revenues for all parties. Any solution that we develop is only taken forward with landowner consent and buy in.

Revere provides opportunities for businesses to achieve sustainability targets, whilst also contributing to the restoration and protection of nature and the environment in the UK. If you would like to learn more, please use our contact form to tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll be in touch.

Where possible, Revere uses established certification standards to verify and validate its ecosystem services. For carbon, these include the Government-backed Woodland Carbon Code and Peatland Code.

The purpose of Revere is to catalyse private finance into nature restoration across the UK’s National Parks. We aim to do this at the scale and pace required by the global climate emergency.

Nature in the UK is suffering. Trees cover just 13% of land and 80% of our peatlands are damaged. Widespread restoration is needed but available funding currently falls short by an estimated £300 million a year. Revere will help fill that gap, moving the UK towards achieving the objectives in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and creating a net zero economy by 2050.

Revere is creating a self-sustaining financing model for ecosystem restoration across the UK National Parks. Several public and private partners have provided funding to help us prove concept. Revere raises private capital for upfront restoration costs and generates revenue for landowners and farmers by selling ecosystem services to companies. Revere distributes the revenues earned between the parties involved in each restoration project.

Revere is focused on restoring nature in the UK’s 15 National Parks in Scotland, England and Wales, these collectively cover 10% of UK land. Lessons from Revere’s work across these diverse landscapes will be applicable nationwide.

No, Revere is a collaboration between the National Parks and Palladium aimed at leveraging private finance for nature restoration. Revere supports the National Parks’ broader Net Zero with Nature strategy, which promotes restoring UK National Parks landscapes as a vital way to fight the climate and biodiversity crises.

If you own or manage land in a National Park and are interested in options to restore nature on it, please use our contact form to tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll be in touch. 

Revere provides opportunities for investors to support an innovative new approach to financing ecosystem restoration in the UK National Parks. If you would like to learn more, please use our contact form to tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll be in touch.

Glossary

We’re trying to make sure we avoid using too much jargon but some of it is quite unavoidable! Below is a glossary which defines some key terms.

What is natural capital?

What are nature-based solutions?

What are ecosystem services?

The Dasgupta Review defines natural capital as “the stock of renewable and non-renewable natural assets (e.g. ecosystems) that yield a flow of benefits to people (i.e. ecosystem services). The term ‘natural capital’ is used to emphasise it is a capital asset, like produced capital (roads and buildings) and human capital (knowledge and skills).”

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines nature-based solutions as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits.”

These ecosystems, when protected and restored, are able to offer a range of vital services, such as natural pollination of crops, clean air, extreme weather mitigation and human well-being.

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If you are a landowner interested in restoring nature, or a company or investor looking to support nature restoration in the UK, then get in touch. Please use the contact form to tell us a bit more about yourself, and a Revere team member will be in touch.  

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