Carbon Synqis NOT a Carbon Offset project. It sets out
to reduce waste (energy) that is currently being lost through
inappropriate systems of broadleaved woodland management,
inefficient methods of woodfuel production and wasteful methods
of burning firewood.
is a widely held belief that investing in a “Carbon
Offset” scheme, likely to be based around planting
trees, allows you to ‘write-off’ the amount
of carbon dioxide that your actions produce over a fixed
period of time. This belief has created an industry, which
now trades carbon as a commodity on world markets, said
by some to be ‘worth’ more than £85billion
Carbon trading is a misleading solution to our climate problems
and is based upon a flawed principle that doesn't actually
reduce our collective output of Greenhouse Gases. The issue
has been highlighted in a report by FERN, available at http://www.fern.org/tradingcarbon.
(Further links can be found at the foot of this page).
We can’t tell you how to calculate your own carbon footprint
because of the massive variations in the way that each individual
functions from day-to-day. In truth, there isn’t anyone
else who can tell you either because the science being used
to calculate carbon emissions is incomplete.
is not a Carbon Offset project. It sets out to reduce waste
(energy) that is currently being lost through inappropriate
systems of broadleaved woodland management, inefficient methods
of woodfuel production and wasteful methods of burning firewood.
will achieve this by:
Promoting a sustainable form of management in broadleaved
woodlands within the UK that will benefit
ecological diversity, and enhance the carbon capture potential
of these woodlands by increasing the area of leaf available
Financially supporting the development of low-carbon technology
that will further reduce the amount of carbon
dioxide wasted in the production and transport of woodfuel
for domestic use.
Providing both public and private sector woodland owners with
management options that will increase profitability and decrease
pressures that may lead to asset disposal.
Seeking to raise donations from individuals and businesses
that are genuine in their effort to reduce harmful emissions
of Greenhouse Gases. All money raised from this effort will
be used to help create up to 100 new woodland-based (micro)
The demand for woodfuel is set to increase by up to 30%
annually over the next five years, and the money that is
raised will be used to set up new micro businesses to ensure
that this demand for a low carbon fuel is met in a genuinely
fuel efficient and sustainable way.
Forestry Commission statistics show that we, as a nation,
burned about 500,000 tonnes of firewood in 2009. About 80%
of this was in the form of logs and 20% as woodchip and
pellets. The sustainability
of wood as a resource and the low carbon value of wood as
a fuel that really works, are dependent on more appropriate
systems of woodland management and much more efficient methods
of preparing and burning woodfuel.
estimates that we could have an annual sustainable resource
of more than 4 million tonnes of firewood, if we turn instead
to coppice poles, hedgerows and small-diameter roundwood.
has the low carbon technology and the skills to reinstate
Woodmanship in the United Kingdom, to a point where woodlands
become part of a solution to fuel poverty and are valued
again as our oldest solution to keeping warm, while protecting
and enhancing their value for wildlife diversity, social
enjoyment and natural beauty.