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Supporting the Woodland Carbon Market

The Woodland Carbon Code can be complicated, but the development of the woodland carbon market also represents the evolution of a new and significant trend.

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How can your tree planting project link to Sustainable Development Goals?

These goals define the priorities and objectives for sustainable development initiatives, such as woodland creation, around the world.

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What Exactly is CO₂e?

In practice, there are seven greenhouse gases (GHG) which the Kyoto Protocol identified as contributing to global warming. Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) is the most prevalent, accounting for 80% of GHG emissions.

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The Woodland Carbon Code: An Introduction

Launched by the Forestry Commission in 2011, it is operated by Scottish Forestry, the science underpinning its calculations has been developed by Forest Research and it is backed by the UK government.

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The UK Government’s Targets for Woodland Creation

With the government legally committed to achieving net zero emissions in the UK by 2050 and simultaneously conscious of the wider societal challenges, its 2019 manifesto also committed it to planting 30,000 hectares across the UK by 2025

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Productive Woodlands Must Play a Central Role in the Government’s Tree Planting Ambitions

Recent analysis by Forest Research, the Forestry Commission’s world-renowned research division, has highlighted an important shortcoming in the assumptions which underpin the current approach in calculating sequestration volumes by different types of woodland

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A Carbon Source, Sink and Store: Explaining Soil Carbon

A Carbon Source, Sink and Store There is a lot of confusion surrounding terms such as ‘carbon sink’, ‘carbon store’ and ‘carbon source’. This article gets clear on carbon.

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Capacity Issues in the Woodland Creation Supply Chain: Mitigating the Risks

Appreciation for Natural Capital is gathering momentum. The value of woodland carbon is rising.

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The ‘Carbon Skeleton’ of Natural Capital

When considering environmental enhancement, it can sometimes feel as though there are too many variables to juggle or prioritise to make the most significant impact possible with the resources at your disposal.

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Digging into the Details to Maximise Your Income

The intricacies of the Woodland Carbon Code present many potential pitfalls for landowners seeking to capitalise on their newly planted woodland’s carbon sequestration capacity. Some agents/brokers purchase Pending Issuance Units (PIUs) directly from landowners and then hold them, as inventory, while they look for a corporate buyer for the PIUs. (Please note that CarbonStore operates […]

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An Insight into Current Prices of Woodland Carbon Units

We market our carbon-related woodland schemes fairly and openly and we charge only a minor commission for arranging the transactions between landowners and companies.

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An Auspicious Moment for British Woodlands

The launch of CarbonStore provides sorely needed improvements to the services offered to both landowners and companies in the woodland carbon market.

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Pending Issuance Unit: A promise to deliver a Woodland Carbon Unit during a given period, based on the trees’ predicted growth Woodland Carbon Unit: A ton of carbon dioxide which has been sequestered in a scheme verified under the Woodland Carbon Code