UK OFFSETTING PROJECTS
RESTORING PEATLAND AND FOREST HABITATS IN THE WILDS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO BENEFIT RARE NATIVE SPECIES
WE HAVE JUST TEN YEARS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE TO 1.5c, ACCORDING TO THE IPCC
UNIQUE: ALL UK PROJECTS ARE CREATED
AND MANAGED IN A BIODIVERSITY
AND LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK
Converting CO2 to Biomass
Only peatland and forest restoration draw down additional carbon from the atmosphere.
Whereas renewables and tropical forest protection prevent additional carbon from entering the atmosphere.
'Draw Down' is the term used for the point in time when more carbon will be removed from the atmosphere than emitted into it each year.
'PROJECT DRAWDOWN' is an international movement, backed by the IPCC: drawdown.org
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The work of Highland Carbon supports five United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Life on Land
Life Below Water
Life in the Seas
Peatland projects cleanse water flowing into community drinking sources, lochs and fishing rivers.
"Forests and trees make vital contributions to both people and the planet, bolstering livelihoods, providing clear air and water, conserving biodiversity and responding to climate change."
United Nations, State of the World's Forests Report, 2018
FINDINGS OF IPCC REPORT, OCT 2018
Implementing the Paris Agreement
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the official scientific panel that is allied to the Paris Climate Agreement.
Their report released during October 2018 was compiled by 91 scientists from 40 countries. It included over 6,000 references to scientific research. The report was reviewed by thousands of scientists before publication.
The report stated that we are already experiencing the effects of a 1C increase in warming including more extreme weather, loss of Arctic ice and rising sea levels. It concluded that we have ten years, unitl 2030, to limit warming to 1.5C. So doing would require "rapid, far reaching changes in all aspects of society."