Woodland Carbon Guarantee

The Government in England launched the Woodland Carbon Guarantee in November 2019.  It supports woodland creation in England by spending £50m over 30 years to purchase Woodland Carbon Units.

This is an opportunity for landowners considering creating woodland in England over the next few years. Successful applicants will benefit from a guaranteed income upon delivery of verified Woodland Carbon Units every five or 10 years up to 2055/56. The price will be agreed through an auction. Accessing the guarantee will require the woodland to be validated and verified to the Woodland Carbon Code.

Applicants offered a contract to sell to government are still free to sell their credits on the open market if the timing or price is more advantageous.

There have been four auctions so far. Click here for the results of the auctions to date.  

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