Using Scotland's Forests to Help Mitigate Climate Change
This review outlines the options for maximising the role of the national forest estate to help mitigate climate change.
Scottish forests can make a significant contribution to the urgent need to tackle climate change. Important opportunities for further action are to increase the rate of woodland creation and to encourage more use of wood for fuel.
The national forest estate (NFE) is a large and valuable publicly owned asset, delivering a wide range of public benefits. This options review considers ways to use this asset to help fund forest-related climate change measures, while safeguarding the public benefits.