UK Government launches £16m package to protect Amazon rainforest

The investment is part of the Partnerships for Forests programme, which aims to help farmers restore a rainforest area equal to the size of 1,680 football pitches

Wales plants £5m giant ‘National Forest’ to tackle CO2

The National Forest scheme aims to help Wales to meet carbon targets by absorbing the greenhouse gas from the air

Arizona University to slash tonnes of CO2 by planting ‘entire forest’

Around 1,000 trees will be planted at the ”Carbon Sink and Learning Forest” which will be open to professors to conduct climate change research

Eco-packaging firm PALLITE plants 2,000 trees

It provided the trees to conservation charity Trees for Life, which is working to save Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest and the wildlife that lives in it

Earth ‘could support nearly a billion additional hectares of trees’

Acting as a carbon sink, these forests could potentially cut the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by about a quarter

Forest fire
Is climate change making it harder for forests to recover after fires?

A group of scientists who have studied thousands of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees say the answer is yes

Yorkshire Water branches out to plant one million trees

Working with Yorkshire Water and Forest of Bradford, it aims to protect against floods and build a carbon sink

Wood you believe this new clean energy forestry partnership?

Ecotricity is partnering with the National Forest Company to help develop British woodland

Impacts of EU deforestation ‘must not be hidden’

EU countries should not be allowed to hide the impacts of forest policies that increase net carbon dioxide emissions. That’s according to an open letter written by a group of environmental scientists, led by Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Dr Joanna House from the University of Bristol. EU forests grow more than they are harvested, […]

Space Agency returns to earth to protect forests

A Scottish firm has secured a £14.2 million contract from the UK Space Agency to monitor and protect rainforests. Sustainability software and developer Ecometrica won the work from the agency’s recently launched International Partnership Programme (IPP). The IPP aims to bring together expertise from the British space industry to provide green, economic or social benefits to underdeveloped […]