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Strategy and business plan

Our strategy

JNCC has a strong record of success. For over 25 years we have provided robust evidence and trusted advice on nature conservation to enable governments in the UK to achieve their policy objectives. 


Priorities for JNCC to 2025

Our strategy to 2025 describes how we will enable decision makers to address the inter-related environmental crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Our actions will be focussed on where we can make a distinctive contribution based on our unique combination of strengths:

  • Deep expertise in biodiversity and how it underpins the ecosystem services that benefit society and the economy.
  • A UK and international role that supports devolved implementation of country-specific priorities by providing cost-effective delivery, global leadership and solutions to cross-border environmental challenges.
  • A position at the interface between science and policy, providing evidence and advice to enable governments and others to make informed decisions.
  • People with a blend of scientific and technical skills, including environmental science, UK and international environmental policy, and data modelling and analysis, that can be deployed across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.
  • Well-established partnerships with the country nature conservation bodies, other government bodies, academia, research organisations, businesses and NGOs, utilising our convening power to bring organisations together.

Our work over the next five years will comprise four strategic themes:

  • Assessing environmental status in the UK
  • Supporting better decisions
  • Influencing international action
  • Advising on offshore management

View JNCC Strategy 2020–2025


Our business plan

Our business plan describes our outputs for 2020/21 within each of our four strategic work themes, together with an additional theme comprising support for the business. 

View JNCC Business Plan for 2020/21


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