Carbon Lean UK - A role for our trees, woods and forests?

Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) National Conference 2008

23rd and 24th April 2008

What was the conference?

Climate change is today’s major environmental issue and forestry has a lead to take in adaptation and mitigation, particularly in forest carbon management.

Carbon Lean UK explored new opportunities and challenges, exchanged the latest thinking and gathered information in a series of conference sessions led by experts from the UK and abroad. It looked at three key themes across the two days:

  • Energy and carbon accounting
  • Carbon trading
  • The forestry sector’s contribution to a carbon-lean society.

Speakers covered a range of topics to challenge traditional assumptions and build a better understanding of the renewed importance of our industry. These included Robert Matthews of Forest Research who presented "Forestry and Renewable Energy".

The conference concluded with a delegate-engaging open debate on whether woodlands contribute to a carbon lean society.

Conference details including programme.

Who was the conference suitable for?

Forestry and arboriculture industry professionals and students.

Where did the conference take place?

South Hall
Pollock Halls
University of Edinburgh


Alison Lock