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Knowledge Base

We make no apology for this part of the website - except to say that if there's something here that you still don't understand then we take full responsibility for it. Please don't hesitate to get in touch for clarification.

The UK and Climate Change explains how climate change will impact on us all in the coming years, and what we might be able to do about it.

Forestry's Role will explain how forests can be part of carbon emissions mitigation, and about the latest thinking on this in the UK.

Carbon Credits and Offsetting explains what carbon credits are, how they work, and how they work specifically with carbon woodland creation. The explanation also includes information on the difference betwee the voluntary carbon market (where we operate) and the compliance (where governments, for example, operate under the Kyoto Protocol, which also enshrines all the principles that apply to carbon projects like our own).

The section on Environmental Economics exists solely to (superficially) explain the theoretical underpinning for carbon offsetting.

Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services. Through the planting of over 9.5 million new trees in 200+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 2.000,000 tonnes of CO2 from the global atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code and the IUCN's Peatland Code, both of which certify our projects in important areas like additionality, permanence, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland or restore a degraded peatland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our project location map to see what we've done in different parts of the UK.

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