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Locking up our carbon

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Locking up our carbon in The National Forest

Locking up our carbon in The National Forest

Most of us are increasingly concerned about climate change. This section describes how supporting the creation of The National Forest is one of many positive steps you could take towards reducing the effects of climate change.

In this section you can navigate your guide (the little person above) around the main board.

Either click a tile on the board or use the left hand navigation to find out more.

We all have a part to play!

The creation of The National Forest can be sensibly regarded as a move in the right direction. Supporting the Forest, in any way, is a worthwhile step to take towards reducing atmospheric carbon. However, mitigation is only part of the solution. We all need to choose a less energy-consuming lifestyle if the effects of global warming are to be confronted.

The Government has also developed a carbon calculator for individuals and households.


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Mark a special occasion and help create The National Forest.

Involve your business or work colleagues.

Are you a landowner? Find out about grants to create a woodland!

More information

The Carbon Trust has published a ‘Carbon Footpinting’ guide that provides a simple background to how a carbon footprint is calculated and offers advice to businesses and public sector organisations on how to assess their total carbon impact.

  • or there is a free advice line on 020 7170 7000

Download a copy of our 'Locking up Carbon' process in poster form.