Assessing the Wider Benefits of the Woodland Carbon Code
This report assesses the wider (non-carbon) benefits of the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC). It is based on information from 220 WCC projects as of December 2015, which cover 15,841 ha of land in the UK.
The purpose of this study is to identify and measure the wider social, environmental and local economic benefits of WCC projects in the UK, also referred to as ‘co-benefits’. The need to assess the co-benefits or wider effects of carbon emissions reduction strategies is highlighted in the Paris Climate Change agreement1. It aims to provide evidence on how action to tackle climate change can help deliver other policy objectives.