George Hepburne Scott
George Hepburne Scott, a qualified Chartered Surveyor, joined Forest Carbon in 2016 as its new Business Development Manager. Through this role he works closely with private landowners, tenants, trusts, forestry managers and land agents to source a UK wide supply of woodland creation projects that require carbon funding via the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC). In delivering projects under the WCC, he works in conjunction with the Forestry Commission, and the two certification bodies; Soil Association and Acoura. He is also currently working on a pipeline of UK peatland restoration projects for validation under the IUCN Peatland Code.
Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation and peatland restoration in the UK. Through the planting of over 7.0 million new trees in 130+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006, its partners’ projects are removing over 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s atmosphere.
The role of land-based carbon projects in the UK
Voluntary carbon woodland creation and peatland restoration projects play a vital role in climate regulation within the UK, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society including flood mitigation, river improvement, biodiversity and public access. We will explore the importance of the business community in helping fund projects certified under the two government backed standards; the Woodland Carbon Code and the Peatland Code.