Recent Posts

Government’s new tree planting scheme boosts financial services trade in carbon

Before we all go rarara about the Conservative government’s new scheme to boost tree planting, let’s just note that it’s based on the financialisation of the ecosystem – ie turning the natural environment into another set of markets for the financial services industry to get fat off.

Basically the new Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme is based on a trade in carbon, via Woodland Carbon Units. This is made clear on the Forest Trade website and the UK Woodland Carbon Code “Buy Carbon” webpage.

Plan hatched in 2011 by ConDem government

The Government’s new scheme is the fruition of the ConDem coalition government plan to create a market in so-called ecosystem services. This was laid out in its heavily business-oriented 2011 National Environment White Paper. Continue reading

  1. Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum would like to hear from you! Leave a reply
  2. #AxeDrax – Climate campaigners denounce government’s approval of UK’s biggest ever gas power project 6 Replies
  3. 29th July Calderdale Council Cabinet will discuss cutting back on glyphosate use Leave a reply
  4. Calderdale Council kicks glyphosate can down the road 2 Replies
  5. Primary School invites people to observe use of foamstream as alternative to glyphosate on school grounds Leave a reply
  6. Support Woodsetts against Fracking at 11th June INEOS Planning Inquiry in #Rotherham Leave a reply
  7. Blanket Bog 1: Walshaw Moor Estate 0. Stone and timber access tracks won’t be built Leave a reply
  8. Calderdale Council’s RE:FIT scheme cuts costs and carbon emissions of some of its energy- guzzling buildings Leave a reply
  9. 23rd Jan Halifax Affordable Warmth drop in – advice on heating and insulation schemes and cheaper energy suppliers 1 Reply