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Accelerating small woodland creation: our new sponsorship model

Jun 13, 2024

There is a huge opportunity for woodland creation on smaller plots of land in less productive ar...

From carbon markets to nature markets: are we ready?

May 06, 2024

Focus has moved beyond carbon reporting, with organisations seeking ways to report, disclose...

Unlocking peatland restoration on crofting and common grazing land, part 1

Apr 01, 2024

We're developing models for two pilot projects for peatland restoration on land that’s subject to...

As seen on site (verifications)

Mar 05, 2024

Going out on-site for verification is more than just a routine task required by the WCC, it's a fa..

Unlocking the power of hedgerows in the UK

Feb 07, 2024

From old and diverse seed banks to long-established wildlife corridors, to CO2 capture from th...

Rebuilding trust in the VCM with quality nature data

Jan 26, 2024

At the core of a trusted VCM is credible, audit-quality data. Accessibility and technical complex...

Surprising facts as a newcomer to the UK voluntary carbon market

Dec 14, 2023

If you are relatively new to the concept of the VCM, this blog will provide you with insights into..

What an agroforestry code could do for British farmers

Aug 03, 2023

Not all land managers have the space or inclination to create woodlands in the traditional sense...

Can nature play a role within the UK's Emission Trading Scheme?

Jul 13, 2023

The inclusion of Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGRs) within a UK Emission Trading Scheme (UK ETS) is favo...

Cùl Mòr Peatland Restoration Project

Mar 27, 2023

Forest Carbon are delighted to be supporting the Assynt Foundation on the restoration of a 91 hectar...

Eddleston Water Catchment receives UNESCO Designation

Mar 20, 2023

Developed by Tweed Forum in conjunction with Forest Carbon and several other partners;: a pioneering

Birdsong at Hawkshaw

Mar 13, 2023

We partnered with Carbon Rewild in the Autumn of 2022 to monitor biodiversity on an existing Forest

UPDATE – Forest Carbon Expands Presence To Cover Entire UK

Mar 08, 2023

Our growth, like the trees and peatlands we work with, has been steady but constant, founded on our

New Year Honour for James Hepburne Scott

Mar 06, 2023

We are hugely proud of Forest Carbon’s co-founder James Hepburne Scott who received the honour of an...

Carbon Project Advisory for Forest For Cornwall

Feb 03, 2023

We are very pleased to be working together with Forest for Cornwall as the carbon project advisors f

Where is the Woodland Carbon Code Today?

Jan 12, 2023

A decade on from the launch of Britain’s woodland carbon market standard, the Woodland Carbon Code,

2023: All Eyes on British Biodiversity

Dec 14, 2022

After COP27 and the 2022 Montreal Biodiversity Conference, all eyes are on biodiversity.

Clear on the new additionality rules?

Oct 18, 2022

The key change to how additionality is assessed is the way in which projects show financial addition

CASE STUDY: The Story of Auchintender Woods

Feb 14, 2022

Read more for an insight of the work that goes into a woodland creation project.

COP26: Reflecting upon Glasgow

Jan 27, 2022

Looking back at the outcomes of the 2021 Glasgow Climate Change Conference.

10 million trees planted, 10 years of the Woodland Carbon Code

Jan 26, 2022

In 2021 Forest Carbon hit a huge milestone – 10 million trees in the UK! That’s nearly 6,000 ha...

Carbon Club – the sequel

Jan 25, 2022

A new Carbon Club is launching soon! Read on for a sneak preview of the changes we are making

We Need to Talk About Soil

Jan 24, 2022

Various forms of soil carbon codes and credits are in the process of being developed and set up.

Sphagnum moss

Jan 23, 2022

With the wet winter months upon us, and bright summer meadows distant in our memories - it seems a g

Blue carbon in UK waters

Jan 22, 2022

There is work ongoing in the UK now to develop a Saltmarsh Code (to sit alongside the Woodland Carbo

Leading by example: How blended finance has delivered landscape scale restoration in Scottish Borders

Nov 09, 2021

As climate negotiations breach their second week at COP26 and high-level deliberations ensue to dete

World Bog Day!

Jul 24, 2021

Today we celebrate one of our planet's most under-appreciated ecosystems: peatlands!

Additionality: Why do we need it?

Jul 06, 2021

What is additionality and why does the UK voluntary carbon market need additionality to function?

A Welsh first at Bwlch y Groes!

May 21, 2021

A peatland restoration project on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park is the first of its kind.

New Partnership: Northwoods

May 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce a new partnership, with the Northwoods Rewilding Network!

Biodiversity benefits of Blackthorn and Hawthorn

May 19, 2021

Attitudes are changing towards these two small trees, as appreciation of thorny scrub grows.

For Peat's Sake: Restoring Rotten Bottom

May 18, 2021

The Forest Carbon team recently visited Rotten Bottom, one of our partner's peatlands.

Beyond Carbon: Integrating new ecosystem markets (Part 4/5)

Apr 29, 2021

This blog considers emerging ecosystem markets and how they will interact with the carbon market.

The rising price of carbon

Apr 15, 2021

These are crucial years for voluntary carbon markets across the globe. But with huge potential comes

The Woodland Carbon Guarantee in England (Part 3/5)

Feb 16, 2021

A source of carbon funding that exists only for woodland creation schemes in England: the ‘Woodland ...

Woods and Wildlife

Nov 30, 2020

One of the most heartening aspects of our work is seeing and hearing about the benefits of our partn

How to release income from Woodland Carbon (Part 2/5)

Oct 28, 2020

The Woodland Carbon Code exists to make financially unattractive woodland creation projects attracti

Natural regeneration - The good, the bad and the scrubby

Oct 07, 2020

Woodland creation through natural regeneration offers big rewards. It preserves soil carbon stocks,

Planting Partner: The Borders Forest Trust

Sep 28, 2020

One organisation we have partnered with extensively is the Borders Forest Trust, a fantastic charity...

Species Profile: Rowan

Sep 11, 2020

As summer draws to a close and we head into the autumn months many of our native trees and shrubs be...

Understanding the UK’s Woodland Carbon Market (Part 1/5)

Sep 01, 2020

For any voluntary carbon market to operate smoothly, a degree of governance and regulation is essent...

The Post-COVID World

Apr 22, 2020

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 is reshaping our world in profound ways. It has exposed the f

The Not-So-Wild West

Mar 18, 2020

In recent weeks there has been some welcome scrutiny of the tree planting agenda. Misguided plans to...

The Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Jan 20, 2020

This week marks the start of the first auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG), a government

Carbon mitigation for small businesses and households

Sep 26, 2019

We have set up the Carbon Club to allow individuals, households and SMEs to mitigate their carbon fo

Trees made from beer

Jun 25, 2019

The Natural Selection Brewing Company launched its limited edition beer The Altruist...

Turning targets into action

Jun 10, 2019

After several weeks of Extinction Rebellion protests in London...

Come and see us at Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 08, 2019

We're chuffed to have been invited to exhibit at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

New carbon and energy reporting rules may be coming your way

Feb 12, 2019

Called the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework (SECR) the scheme will replace the old

Benefits rooted in science

Dec 05, 2018

Speaking recently at the Science Museum in London on climate change projections, Michael Gove, the E...