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The carbon cycle

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The carbon cycle

The issues

The Carbon Cycle is a natural process whereby carbon is inter-changed between the atmosphere and the earth's biomass.

Carbon (C) stored in forests, organic soil matter, oceanic plankton, mineral reserves - coal, oil and gas.

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.