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Helping you Become a Low Carbon Business

We are delighted to bring you a comprehensive guide on how businesses can offset their residual carbon emissions by harnessing the multiple benefits of planting trees in the UK.

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Helping you to Maximise your Income from your Natural Capital Assets

CarbonStore has produced this guide to help introduce landowners to the process and potential income through carbon funding from a woodland.

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The Wider Benefits of Woodland Creation

Woodland creation generates a multitude of other ecological, environmental, social and economic benefits:

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Video: “Net zero needs shift to wood construction”

Watch now as ffinlo Costain discusses with David McCulloch the level of shortage we're currently facing in UK timber supplies.

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A Carbon Source, Sink and Store: Explaining Soil Carbon

There is a lot of confusion surrounding terms such as ‘carbon sink’, ‘carbon store’ and ‘carbon source’. These three terms are neatly illustrated during a woodland’s life cycle.

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Podcast: Sustainable Forestry – Bringing the roots together

Heather Dinwoodie meets with David McCulloch, Head of CarbonStore at Tilhill, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of woodland creation and sustainable forest management.

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The Business Case for Buying Woodland Carbon Credits

So, your business has calculated its carbon footprint, and reduced its emissions as much as possible, but what plans have you got in place to tackle your residual carbon emissions?

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Business Property Tax Relief for Woodland and Peatland Carbon Projects

The government’s consultation currently underway exploring the tax treatment of environmental land management and ecosystem service markets is therefore not only inevitable but long overdue.

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The User’s Guide to the Woodland Carbon Market

CarbonStore has produced this User Guide, so all parties have a clear understanding of the terminology and the processes involved in the selling and purchasing of woodland generated carbon units.

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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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Woodland Carbon Update – August 2022

August 2022 Woodland Carbon Update, including more information about the changes to additionality rules, and future trends in the market.

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Woodland Carbon Update – Jan 2022

What were the major milestones in 2021 and can we learn anything from them about what lies in store for 2022?

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Woodland Carbon Update – Sept 2021

The Number of Registered Projects Rises Steeply As a fast-evolving industry, the market for woodland carbon continues to be influenced by passing, but significant, winds. As we have noted before, interest in the Woodland Carbon Code has expanded dramatically; demand for PIUs and WCUs has increased but the number of woodlands registered with the Code […]

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10 Reasons Why Companies Choose CarbonStore as a Trusted Partner for Carbon Offsetting

CarbonStore presents 10 very important reasons as number one choice for carbon offsetting

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Woodland Carbon Update – July 2021

Exploring a fair price for carbon transactions for woodland owner and Selco Builders'Warehouse. Looking at recent pricing trends.

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Carbon Sequestration – The Basics

Carbon sequestration describes the process in which carbon dioxide (CO₂) is removed from the atmosphere and subsequently stored through biological, chemical, or physical processes.

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Woodland Carbon Update – May 2021

We see signs of infancy across all carbon markets, including the one for woodland carbon. The absence of pricing transparency, which we are keen to rectify, is the most obvious symptom. Meantime, we continue to work hard to address others which we feel are important steps to ensure the healthy development of the market so […]

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FCCWG Webinar -The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

The Forestry & Climate Change Working Group with CarbonStore The Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) present this Workshop Webinar; a free online workshop for forestry practitioners exploring the importance of carbon in a climate emergency. As a result of the UK’s commitment to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050, carbon sequestration is likely […]

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Woodland Carbon Update – March 2021

The outlook for the woodland carbon market appears encouraging. Its regulatory standard, the Woodland Carbon Code, has used the lockdown gainfully to update its rules and guidelines, expand its capacity and widen its recognition among both landowners and companies. With the UK now (slowly) emerging from the lockdown, pressure for a ‘green recovery’ is growing. […]

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Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation Webinar

Head of CarbonStore David McCulloch joined Tilhill for this informative webinar entitled ‘Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation’ – Scotland which included three onsite interviews. David answered all carbon related questions from landowners, farmers and industry professionals. Watch the full recording covering: The landowner’s objectives Evaluating the land and farm potential How agriculture can […]

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Woodland Carbon Update – Feb 2021

The UK’s woodland carbon market is evolving rapidly. Preliminary enquiries, more substantive indications of interest in buying PIUs, and firm orders for them from companies have all picked up markedly through January and early- February. Similarly, woodland owners are quickly recognising the opportunities from selling their woodland-generated carbon credits. The number of schemes being registered […]

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World Wetlands Day – Restoring a globally important habitat

Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) ongoing work to restore a globally important habitat is being celebrated as part of World Wetlands Day (2 Feb). Blanket bog is a type of habitat found on peatland soils in cool, wet upland areas in maritime climates. It covers 23 per cent of Scotland’s land area and is rarely […]

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Green carbon initiatives join forces to expand the UK market

In the race to tackle climate change and to reach net zero emissions, two key UK-wide carbon markets have joined forces. The UK Woodland Carbon Registry and UK Peatland Code have come together to form the new UK Land Carbon Registry. The new registry aims to create a more accessible ‘one-stop-shop’ for woodland and peatland […]

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Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050

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Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year.

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The flight path to net zero

Green Alliance policy insight dated in April 2020 into nature based carbon offsetting by airlines.

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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