Carbon-sequestering kelp: Sussex councils team up for major natural capital project. Two West Sussex Councils have applied for permission to create a large ‘undersea forest’ of kelp – a project they claim will boost biodiversity while sequestering carbon emissions.
Edie 11th June 2021 read more »
The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending. That’s one of the key changes needed if Scotland is to double its tree cover so that 40 per cent of the country is woodland within the next hundred years, they say — with 60 per cent being native trees. A forestry think tank commissioned by former Green MSP, Andy Wightman, is urging “lateral thinking” to break the logjam on land reform by using “transitional public ownership” – public agencies buying up forests and selling them on. It has outlined a “radical” vision for a “woodland nation”.
The Ferret 13th June 2021 read more »