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 afforest a wildflower meadow in Cumbria, combined with allegations that commercial forests do not store carbon and fears that carbon offsetting is a ‘wild west’ have led some pundits to question whether woodland creation is a worthwhile enterprise at all, let alone the panacea some politicians are proclaiming.
The Woodland Carbon Guarantee
Jan 20, 2020
This week marks the start of the first auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG), a government initiative designed to incentivise tree planting across England. Applications were set to close at the end of last week, but the deadline has been pushed back and applicants now have until January 31st to register and apply, and potentially secure a contract for selling carbon credits from woodland creation.
Magic Machines: Why Companies are Backing Europe’s Forests
Nov 15, 2019
Our friends over at Natural Capital Partners have done a nice job summarising the webinar they hosted last month on how business around Europe are supporting woodland creation (and why it's a good thing). Forest Carbon's Steve Prior was one of the panelists. If you didn't catch the webinar you can find the summary over on the Natural Capital Partners blog.