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Who we are

Forest Carbon's directors are James Hepburne Scott and Stephen Prior.

James, who has many years' experience in the agricultural trading and finance sectors is also a farmer and former sales director at a tree nursery. As former chair of the Scottish section of the Forestry and Timber Association (now part of ConFor) he has long been involved in the lobbying of government for greater support for UK forestry, and was among the first to identify the carbon market as an opportunity for UK forestry. James was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Foresters in January 2016 - an award with only 14 previous recipients. 

Stephen, a former secondary school headmaster, discovered a second vocation through his Durham University MBA dissertation (a study of environmental economics and carbon emissions trading). His findings - presented during the 2005 UN Climate Change Conference in Montreal - convinced him of the importance of trees in the global effort to deal with the mounting problem of pollution and environmental degradation, and of the potential for carbon woodland creation in the UK. 

Below: James (left) and Steve.



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