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. Michael, 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 panelists 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, gave 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.”
CarbonStore provides the vital link to help landowners to sell and companies to buy certified and legally recognised Woodland and Peatland Carbon Units.
CarbonStore sets industry-leading standards in carbon-related woodland creation and peatland restoration. Maelor’s extensive research into tree genetics helps our woodlands gain resilience to climate change. The care and expertise of Tilhill’s forest managers and ecologists in woodland creation and management, or peatland restoration has earned an array of industry awards.
CarbonStore provides an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell Carbon Units while helping companies maximise the benefits associated with woodlands and restoring our peatlands. Our award-winning standards benefit everyone.
About BSW Timber
- BSW Timber is the largest sawmilling business in Great Britain, with the company’s foundations going back to 1848.
- BSW sawmills are located throughout the UK, at Fort William, Boat of Garten, Petersmuir, Dalbeattie, Carlisle and Newbridge-on-Wye in Wales and they have one sawmill in Riga, Latvia.
- The company is also developing a sawmill in Slovenia.
- Group Headquarters remain in the town of Earlston in Berwickshire, where the business originated.
- BSW owns Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management and timber harvesting company.
- Tilhill is the UK’s leading forest management, timber harvesting, and landscaping company.
- The Company was established in 1948.
- Tilhill is a national company with offices across the UK.
- Company headquarters are based in Stirling, Scotland.
- Tilhill is certified to ISO 45001 standards.
- CarbonStore is a business division of Tilhill.
About Maelor Nurseries Ltd
- Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd is a bare root forest nursery providing around 28 million bare root forest trees to the market each year, both in the UK and abroad.
- The Company is registered against the provisions of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
- The Company is dedicated to the growing of forestry and hedging plants from seed which is fully traceable to provenance.
- Maelor’s technical work aims to improve growing conditions on the nursery to produce a better quality plant and to ensure that this quality is maintained all down the line from despatch to planting out and beyond