Why woodland creation should be part of a carbon reduction strategy in the race for net-zero

Source: press release, 6 September 2021

“Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy and the race for net-zero” will take up carbon credits and carbon offset programs
“Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy and the race for net-zero” will take up carbon credits and carbon offset programs (illustration: CarbonStore)

CarbonStore will address environmental and sustainability specialists and analysts on “Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy and the race for net-zero” at a dedicated webinar on 21 September at 10.00 am.

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.

The webinar will address the following topics:

  • Is there a market for quality carbon credits?
  • What are the pitfalls of carbon offset programs 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 and many more. Fagbohungbe, holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has worked in the fields of renewable energy and resource management. Michael has a combined 7 years of experience in low-carbon technology development, ESG framework implementation, and carbon management in agriculture, processing, and distribution. He will be discussing the pitfalls of some types of carbon offset programs. He will also dig deeper into the authenticity and traceability of carbon offsets and the importance of using the UK Woodland Carbon Code.

David McCulloch, Head of CarbonStore, who has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting, Finance and Economics and 18 years’ experience in the financial sector based in London and Tokyo, initially as an equity salesman and latterly as a corporate analyst will explain the practicalities of purchasing woodland carbon units authorised and issued by the Woodland Carbon Code through CarbonStore.

He will present the unique 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 our environment, enhance our ecology and enrich our 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, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and 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, provides his thoughts on the forthcoming webinar: “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,” adds McCulloch.

The free webinar will take place 21 September at 10:00 am – 11:00 am BST on Zoom.