The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

31 March 2021

Free workshop: Tuesday 20th April 11am

The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is delighted to announce the launch of a free online workshop for forestry practitioners and will explore 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 to become a significant additional source of income for landowners looking to enhance their property with woodland creation and can underpin the financial viability of a project. Join FCCWG to find out how you could join the journey to Net Zero and play a part in supporting the drive for woodland creation across the UK:

Join the workshop and find out:

  • How the Woodland Carbon market works in the UK
  • What you need to do to join
  • How to access different parts of the market and find out first-hand from advocates just how attractive it really is
  • Experienced professionals in forest carbon will explain how carbon markets work, how they can get started, and answer questions and concerns from attendees
  • The benefits of conservation and nature as a solution to climate change

The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is comprised of several leading forestry organisations, including: The CLA, CONFOR, DEFRA, The Forestry Commission, Forest Research, the Future Trees Trust, the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Natural England, the National Trust, Forestry England, the Small Woods Association, the Royal Forestry Society, the Sylva Foundation, Tilhill, the Tree Council, Woodland Heritage and the Woodland Trust. The Group was created to drive forward closer relationships with government in terms of policy, forestry strategy, regulation, science and innovation.

The workshop follows on from the 2020 sessions which featured in-depth content developed and presented by expert members of the Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) to bring the required knowledge and skills to the growing industry of forestry practitioners.

This new series will focus on the importance of carbon in a climate emergency. The role woodland creation will be playing in terms of carbon offsetting, carbon auctions, carbon investments and carbon as a nature-based solution.

The workshop will feature four experts in carbon in relation to our woodlands and forests and will include a final panel discussion with a Q&A session..

Chair: David Edwards, Tilhill, Regional Manager for Wales and soon to be Forestry Director

Andy Baker, Woodland Carbon Code: Woodland Carbon Code Explained

Chris Waterfield, Carbon & Water Advisor, Forestry Commission: Carbon Auctions

David McCulloch, Head of CarbonStore: Carbon Investments

Ilona Coulson-Ashworth, Carbon Projects Manager, Woodland Trust: Nature Based Solutions

Simon Lloyd Chair of the Forestry Climate Change Working Group and Former Chief Executive of the Royal Forestry Society said: “Take up of carbon funding of woodland creation projects could be huge in the future if there is a greater understanding of how to engage, the benefits and potential pitfalls. The FCCWG is delighted to be able to host another in its series of online workshops for land managers concerned with climate adaptation and mitigation.”

Register for the webinar workshop here.


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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