£50 million Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme will encourage farmers and landowners to plant more trees and help to tackle climate change
Carbon credits and carbon trading was invented purely to make the Rothschilds richier… The majority of UK farms are surely net CO2 emitters, particularly arable producers. Soil organic matter is generally in decline and most of the carbon that is locked up in biomass during the growing season is released again over the next year or 2 as crop are consumed and residues are broken down. How would a carbon credits scheme work in practice.. Ok say I move to direct drilling and over the first 5 years my organic matter test shows I have sequestered 1000T and I get a carbon credit payment but what happens if at year 10 my OM results comes back showing a decrease do I have to purchase carbon credits at the current market value?. it sounds like a dangerous game to me! What if I am Brazil and can see a global carbon payments market is just around the corner... why would I not decimate the rainforest in the short term so I can have the rest of the world pay vast carbon credits for rain forest restoration for at least the next few decades....Until now we have been unable to claim normal carbon credits. I'm led to believe the net co2 we absorb and store is worth more than our bps payments. I don't have the hard data on this.
I would agree.. if you start with a mature woodland, fell it, burn it and replant it then it can not possibly be a carbon sink and like you say cant even be carbon neutral once you account for the diesel used to harvest, transport and replant. It could only be a carbon sink if the carbon locked up in the Timber is kept locked up by preserving the timber indefinitely.I never thought growing trees was actually sinking carbon anyway? Plant them, capture carbon for a couple of decades, burn them and then use all that diesel planting them again.
does anyone know the figures?
If we could share out the donations and the workload... here are some I planted yesterdayIf anyone wants to donate one pound a tree to me I will gladly plant them a tree. I can easily plant 10,000 trees a day so dont be worried about the size of your donation.