Foster + Partners has long believed in design being holistic and respectful of the needs of people and planet. Climate change is caused by atmospheric warming by Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and building construction and operations represent 26% of the total global GHG emissions. To help reduce carbon emissions on projects to meet the demands of the UN Paris Agreement, Foster + Partners has devised a methodology to quantify them which it applies to all projects. In addition the partnership began working with Forest Carbon in 2019 to mitigate its own carbon emissions through supporting UK wood,and creation. Its first projects were in recogniton of the footprint for the 2017/18 financial year, and subsequently they have supported projects for 18/19 and 19/20 emissions.
A new native woodland in the highlands of Scotland, which will make use of previously grazed areas and deliver benefits to local wildlife and biodiversity, provide flood mitigation, as well as recreation and amenity for the public.
This project, part of a larger group at Lowther, represents the conversion of arable and grazing land to sustainable forestry. The projects will all have considerable benefits for wildlife, water quality in local rivers, and downstream flood mitigation. This particular element of the overall project...