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Navigating the UK Carbon Market

The UK Climate Change Committee explains how climate change will impact on us all in the coming years, and how we must respond.

The climate scene is moving rapidly as individuals, businesses and nations adapt to the new safe parameters of living, operating and regenerating to find and restore human synergy with the natural world. 

Targets around net-zero or carbon neutral grow ever more complex, with different credit types (i.e. carbon removal or emissions avoidance) along with credits at different stages of maturity being available to purchase i.e. ex-ante (pending issuance units) or ex-post (where the carbon removal has already happened.)  This is not to mention the uncertified credits that are also being offered, of which purchasers should be extremely cautious of.  

Forest Carbon can help you navigate this space, finding the right fit to meet your requirements. 

Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services in the UK. We have planted over 10.3 million new trees in 220+ new woodlands since 2006 with our partners removing over 2.1 million tonnes of CO2e from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including habitat creation, biodiversity support, flood mitigation, river ecosystem improvement and public access.

Our new woodland schemes spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. They are certified by the Woodland Carbon Code – which is supported by the UK government and internationally recognised by ICROA. Planting the ‘right tree in the right place’ is required though adherence to the Forestry Commission standards.

Our peatland schemes can be found in Scotland and Wales. They are certified by the Peatland Code which is supported by the IUCN. These certification codes assure the additionality and permanence of each tonne of carbon stored.

Outside of the UK our partners have offset a further 1 million tonnes CO2 and protected or planted in excess of 3 million trees. 

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