Government looks to cut deforestation in UK supply chains

A consultation is being held on introducing new laws to stop large businesses using products made from cutting down forestry

More than 250,000 trees to be planted across UK

Defra has announced £12m will be provided to planting trees in areas that have been hit by degradation and pollution

Ukraine to plant 1bn trees in three years

The Eastern European nation is looking to use forestry as a natural answer to battling climate change

COP26: Leaders of more than 100 countries commit to end deforestation by 2030

The pledge is underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds

Project to capture carbon emissions from biomass gets funding

Ricardo claims it works by burning sustainably sourced wood waste to generate power and charcoal, capturing the carbon emissions produced in the process

VELUX commits to becoming a ‘lifetime carbon-neutral’ company by 2041

The Danish roof window manufacturer has partnered with WWF to remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it has emitted since it was founded in 1941

Scotland smashes tree planting targets

Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary said tree planting makes a critical contribution to tackling the global climate emergency

Foresty firm goes green with emissions targets

A forestry products company has set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Renewable materials firm Stora Enso claims it is the first business of its kind to set science-based targets to make its entire value chain more sustainable. The commitment, which has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, will see the company aim to […]

Wood you like a grant to grow more trees?

A new grant means landowners, farmers and foresters can apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland on their property. The Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant is open to all qualifying land managers – it aims to increase the amount of woodland in the UK, which offers a range of environmental benefits. […]

EU extends protected natural areas

The EU is widening the natural areas under its environmental protection scheme. More than 18,000 km sq in countries including the UK, France, Greece and Italy are to be included in Natura 2000, the EU’s network of conservation areas designed to preserve biodiversity and safeguard ecosystems. This includes a major swathe of marine areas covering […]