PLATFORM CarbonStore is hosting a webinar this month focusing on why woodland creation should be part of a carbon reduction strategy and the race for net-zero.

CarbonStore provides an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell woodland Carbon Units while helping companies maximise the benefits associated with UK woodlands and restoring peatlands.

Taking place on 21 September at 10am, the webinar will address the following topics:

  • Is there a market for quality carbon credits?
  • What are the pitfalls of carbon offset programmes and how to avoid them?
  • What are the wider benefits of buying woodland carbon units?
  • How can CarbonStore help analysts and sustainability managers achieve net-zero while maximising the many virtues of planting trees?

During the webinar, Dr Michael Fagbohungbe, CarbonStore’s carbon manager, will answer these questions. Michael, who holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and has worked in the fields of renewable energy and resource management, will be discussing the pitfalls of some types of carbon offset programmes. He will also dig deeper into the authenticity and traceability of carbon offsets and the importance of using the UK Woodland Carbon Code.

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David McCulloch, head of CarbonStore, will explain the practicalities of purchasing woodland carbon units authorised and issued by the Woodland Carbon Code through CarbonStore.

He will present the advantages of working with CarbonStore to realise an organisation's net zero ambitions before concluding with a case study to illustrate how CarbonStore can deliver woodland creation projects which protect the environment, enhance ecology and enrich society.

The webinar will include a Q&A session featuring two further panellists including Stuart Pearson, Tilhill’s business development manager and chartered forester and CarbonStore’s carbon project manager Alex MacKinnon, a former forest manager with a broad understanding of the Woodland Carbon Code and its fundamental principles.

Alex works on the technical side of CarbonStore, working directly with managers and clients to efficiently register, validate and verify projects. He also works with incoming purchasers to identify and assess potential project carbon units that suit their preferences.

David McCulloch commented: “Within a net-zero strategy, there will be some Carbon reduction challenges that are simply too difficult to achieve quickly. In many cases, the technology has not developed sufficiently to enable those changes to be made today, so offsetting should relate to the portion of a reduction strategy that cannot be changed quickly or is outside of your control.

“This webinar will focus on why woodland creation should be a fundamental part of residual carbon offset plans because trees are the only option that actually removes carbon from the environment.”

For more information and to book your place, click here.

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