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Global warming

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Global warming

The issues

Global warming is caused by gases in the atmosphere which absorb the sun's energy that is normally radiated back into space. One of the major ‘greenhouse gases’ is carbon dioxide (CO2).

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.