Government announces £12m for planting 500 hectares of trees in the next five months

The new package will finance ten community forests in various regions, including Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol

Scotland ploughs £1m into helping farmers diversify into forestry and fight climate change

The Agriculture Transformation Programme is a key initiative that aims to support the agriculture sector in helping Scotland meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets

‘First of its kind’ wood waste to energy plant opens in British Columbia

The facility will make use of waste from forestry operations, sawmills and wood product manufacturers to create syngas through gasification

Better insight needed on future EU emissions reductions, say auditors

They add the same is needed for specific sectors such as agriculture and forestry

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 […]