#MembersHour – NetZeroPlus: Planning the UK’s new woodlands

Join us on Thursday 27 January for the first #MembersHour of 2022!

Professor Ian Bateman from the University of Exeter is leading a 4.5 year project aiming to deliver insights and evidence on the best ways to use tree planting to reduce carbon emissions. The project brings together a team of 30 researchers from Forest Research, the National Trust, the University of Aberdeen, and University of Exeter, with over 40 other industry and government partners. These partners include UK land use policymakers, such as forestry authorities, and Defra teams responsible for forestry, climate, and agriculture. A network of over 1,400 farmers, and representatives from farming organisations, will also play a key role in the project’s approach. Partners with significant land holdings, such as the Ministry of Defence, Forestry England, Network Rail, and the National Trust, are working closely with the team to trial planting schemes and shape approaches to incentivising land use change.

Public sector, NGO and not-for-profit organisations will work with the team alongside private sector companies, innovators, consultancies, and start-ups to drive new solutions to increase planting and ensure a more sustainable timber supply chain. Partnerships with the forest and construction industries will also investigate new ways to use timber to store carbon when trees are felled and replanted.

In this #MembersHour talk, Professor Bateman will provide an introduction to the aims and objectives of the NetZeroPlus project; he will outline how the project team expect the research to inform urgently needed planting decisions to help the UK Government advance towards net zero by 2050.

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Professor Ian Bateman OBE, Director of the LEEP Institute at the University of Exeter, was made Fellow of the British Academy in 2020 and elected to US-NAS in 2021, for his work bringing environmental science into economic policy and decision making. He led the economics team for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK-NEA) and was principal investigator of the NERC Valuing Nature Network and NERC RISE SWEEP programme working with over 200 private sector partners. A newly funded UKRI project, NetZeroPlus, will contribute to longer-term government decision-making on the most effective technologies to help the UK tackle climate change and reduce CO2 emissions. As a member of the HM Treasury & Defra Natural Capital Committee, he reports to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and advises the Secretary of State for the Environment on issues such as the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (including its tree planting objectives), the Environment Bill (including the Office for Environmental Protection), the Agriculture Bill and Defra’s Environmental Land Management initiative.

 


Taking place on Zoom, this presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

This #MembersHour will take place on Thursday 27 January 2022 between 11am and 12pm. You can also join in the chat on Twitter #MembersHour.

If there’s a subject you’d like to discuss, or potentially host, in a future #MembersHour session then please let us know via icf@charteredforesters.org.

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