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Creating new woodlands to help combat climate change has been made easier with the launch of a Woodland Carbon Code group validation scheme. Now open to new applicants, the group scheme allows several tree-planting projects to be validated together, thereby making possible potentially significant cost savings. News release.
Version 1.1 of Code released with changes to sections on additionality and monitoring. Version 2.1 of Project Design Document (reflects changes to Code) and Version 1.5 of Carbon Lookup Tables (now includes 2.0m Scots Pine), Version 1.4 of Lookup Table Guidance (minor changes to Emissions from Establishment)
We are now piloting certification of groups of Woodland Carbon Code projects from June 2012-January 2013.
Efforts to boost British forests’ contribution to tackling climate change reached a key milestone this week. The amount of carbon dioxide predicted to be removed from the atmosphere by woodland planting projects registered under the new Woodland Carbon Code has passed 1 million tonnes. News Release
The new Version 1.4 contains updated predictions for ALL Sycamore-Ash-Birch (SAB) Thinned scenarios. It also includes a new example calculation which projects can adapt and use for their project carbon sequestration predictions. See Project Carbon Sequestration.
UK Carbon reporting Framework launched which will act as a matchmaker between carbon reduction projects in the UK and organisations wishing to support such projects. The framework was developed in a partnership between BRE, British Airways, Deloitte and Forum for the Future. Projects will have to use standardised carbon accounting methods, including the Woodland Carbon Code for woodland creation projects.
Two new moves announced today are expected to attract significant new investment into UK tree planting projects designed to help combat climate change - The launch of the Woodland Carbon Code alongside changes to guidelines for organisations on reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. News Release