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 […]