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2. Register Your Project

Creating an account on the Markit Environmental Registry

1.  If you don't yet have an account you must first register 

2.  You need to provide the following information:

  • Details of your company (if you have one) or yourself (if not), including trading name, registered name, address, email, tax number, website, a copy of the company's certificate of incorporation or other company registration data.
  • Contact details for billing (name, phone, email)
  • Contact details of the account holder (name, phone, email)
  • Contact details of the account manager (name, phone, email and address, if different to main company address) 

If you do not have a Company Registration Number then either indicate your Charity Registration Number (if you are a charity) or type 'Not Applicable' in the box.  Then choose 'Other Company Registration Document'.

3.  You will then have to submit identification for the account manager and your organisation.

4.  Once your details have been checked, Markit will send you a login.

Should I register my woodland creation as a single project or a group?

Projects can be validated individually or can come together as a group to be validated.  Group validation is an alternative approach which allows a number of projects to become validated under a single statement.  This enables financial costs to be shared alongside a common responsibility for ensuring that Woodland Carbon Code requirements are met at all sites.  Group validation benefits smaller woodland owners as a result of the lower validation cost per individual project.

For either a project or a group, planting can take place over a maximum of 5 years.

A single project is normally a continuous area of woodland, but can be made up of woodland blocks separated by up to 1km, provided they are under the same ownership and managment plan and planting will span no more than five years.

A group can be made up of projects of the same or different ownership and management; there is no geographic limit (besides the UK), but planting across the group should span no more than five years with no more than 15 projects in a group.  See group scheme guidance.

Creating a new project or group of projects in your account

1. Go to Markit Environmental Registry and choose 'Login to a service'

2. Once logged in, go to the 'My projects and issuances' tab and click on 'New Project' (for a single project) or 'New Master Project' (for a group).  For a group you need to create 'New Subproject's within the Master project.

3.  For your 'New Project' or each 'New Subproject' in a group you need to input the following information:

  • Project name and description
  • Project implementation date (=start of planting), start date (=end of planting) and end date (up to 100 years after start date)
  • Management regime
  • Validator
  • Location (Grid Reference, Nearest town, County, Country)
  • Net Area (and whether conifer, mixed or broadleaved)
  • Predicted carbon sequestration over project lifetime (claimable by project, buffer and total). 

4.  If you are creating a 'group', create a dummy 'New Subproject' called 'ProjectName Documents' in which to place your group documents.  You simply need to enter zeros or 'not applicable' for the other fields.

5.  You will need to upload your draft carbon calculations and a map.  These will not be made public until validated.

6.  Once you have input this information, submit your project as 'Under Development'. 

For help or assistance email: climatechange@forestry.gov.uk or environmental@markit.com   

What happens next?

You will receive confirmation from Markit that your project has been approved and is now shown as 'under development' in the registry.

Applicants should then design their project and get it validated.

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Last updated: 8th February 2016