Delivering forest targets
As a commitment to a more sustainable future, the UK has pledged to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. This requires us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 12.5% between 1990 and the average for the years 2008- 2012 (equivalent to 25.4 million tonnes of carbon per year).
- The National Forest is making a significant contribution to offsetting carbon emissions. It represents a physical demonstration of the UK’s obligations to reduce atmospheric carbon.
- The National Forest is an exemplar of sustainable development. It fulfills a number of key objectives including environmental benefits, landscape enhancement, use of renewable resources, boosting the rural economy and community participation, all in one place.
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.
Give an unusual gift
Mark a special occasion and help create The National Forest.
- Read more: Plant a Tree Gift!
Involve your business or work colleagues.
- Read more: Sponsorship & Support
Are you a landowner? Find out about grants to create a woodland!
- Read more: Creating Woodlands
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.
- Locking up our carbon poster (3.3mb)