Woodland Carbon Sequestration Scheme

 

The scheme quantifies and authenticates carbon captured by new woodlands, ensures compliance with national carbon offset standards and generates carbon units, which can then be traded.

 

Forest Direct are guides for the Woodland Carbon Sequestration Scheme.

The UK Government is committed to reducing net carbon emissions and recognises the potential of trees to soak up CO2 from the atmosphere. The Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) https://woodlandcarboncode.org.uk/ is a Government-backed voluntary standard for woodland creation projects.

The scheme quantifies and authenticates carbon captured by new woodlands, ensures compliance with national carbon offset standards and generates carbon units, which can then be traded.

By bringing developers and investors together the WCC aims to stimulate additional woodland planting by providing woodland and forest owners with an opportunity to improve the returns from woodland creation, which might not otherwise progress and provides carbon buyers with a personalised way of offsetting some or all of their carbon footprint.

As part of our wider woodland management and woodland creation services, and as a Woodland Carbon Code developer, Forest Direct has the knowledge and experience to guide interested parties through the whole process and can offer the following;

To Developers

  • Initial compliance and eligibility assessment and ensuring projects can be included in the WCC
  • Calculation of project-specific carbon sequestration estimates and advice on the potential value of the carbon asset
  • Registration and subsequent validation and verification of projects
  • Advice and assistance with the different mechanisms for trading the carbon, offering either an immediate return to offset establishment costs, holding units for future disposal or even retention for personal future carbon offsetting
  • Identification of potential investment partners and means of attracting carbon purchasers
  • Advising on trends, legislation changes and other issues that may impact on future carbon unit values

To Investors

  • Identification of potential projects and development partners
  • Assurance that investment is made in responsible and effectively managed schemes that comply with national standards
  • Reliably estimate and confirm that the schemes will actually deliver the carbon savings they claim, backed up through an independent verification process

 

In addition to providing a registration, validation and verification service to clients we work for directly, this service is also available to other agents. 

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