Benefits rooted in science
Dec 05, 2018
Speaking recently at the Science Museum in London on climate change projections, Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, was clear that ‘Everything we do at Defra has to be rooted in science.’ He also spoke about woodland as a ‘critical natural asset’ both for helping to mitigate the projected impact on flooding and to sequester carbon.
Days later a BBC News website critique of options for removing carbon from the atmosphere, advised ‘Forests do the job of soaking up carbon dioxide, because the...
First Peatland Code validation awarded
Nov 01, 2018
This September the first Peatland Code registered restoration project achieved validation. The peatland restoration project, at Dryhope in Scotland, was piloted through the process by Forest Carbon.
George Hepburne Scott at Forest Carbon, who developed the project alongside the Tweed Forum and Scottish Natural Heritage, said “this project highlighted the importance of working collaboratively with a range of organisations to unlock private and public funding to deliver much needed peatland restor...
Budget 2018 - Woodland Carbon Guarantee
Oct 31, 2018
We were delighted to hear in yesterday's budget that the government plans to support the UK forest carbon market with a £50m woodland carbon fund - designed to give more landowners the confidence that there will be a market for their carbon credits should they plant a woodland that they otherwise would not have planted. The idea had been floated at the Forestry Commission - developers of the the Woodland Carbon Code - some years ago and it is the work of Forest Carbon and the commitment of our p...