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Promoting Carbon Capture and Storage

Why are we willing to fund the outcome?

Forests and woods make a net contribution to reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide by carbon capture and storage. High carbon soils such as peatlands and bogs also store large quantities of carbon.

Harnessing the carbon capture potential of new woodland, particularly on fertile, low carbon soils, contributes to Scotland's Climate Change Programme.

Appropriate management increases the long-term carbon storage in woodlands and in high carbon soils.

What will this package achieve?

This package gives support for the creation of a range of woodland types, which contribute to Scotland's carbon saving targets. It also supports sustainable forest management and the management of peatlands/bogs that contribute to minimising carbon losses.

What you can do

You should choose which of the following Options will help deliver the outcome you have selected.

We suggest the following Options may all be appropriate.

Some Options- shown in the top list - will always deliver the desired outcomes. If you choose any of these Options, you will not be expected to provide any justification for choosing that Option.

Other Options - those in the bottom list - will only help achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances. If you choose any of these, the application system will ask you to explain how you see this Option helping to achieve the outcome. You can select as many, or as few, Options as you think you will need. You must judge which Options will most effectively deliver the desired outcomes taking account of your circumstances.

These Options will always deliver the desired outcome:

These Options will help to achieve the desired outcone in specific circumstances:

For the Options which appear in the bottom list you will need to demonstrate that your proposals will have a positive impact on carbon capture and/or storage, as well as any other outcomes, e.g. biodiversity.