With over 70% of the land area of England used for agriculture, the industry will play a huge role in the fight against climate change

Agriculture is responsible for 10% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions

- The Natural History Museum, London

GAIN WOODLAND AND BIODIVERSITY REVENUE FROM LAND DIVERSIFICATION

We take a personalised approach working hand in hand with farmers and landowners to create a bespoke set of plans and ideas to address the climate crisis.

Whether that’s using your own land to offset carbon emissions from your agricultural business activities, or to generate an additional income stream through Woodland Carbon Units and Biodiversity Net Gain credits.

TRANSPARENT, TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS

All projects are 100% managed by the team with full control of all aspects of the supply chain, guaranteeing complete transparency.

Our land management experience enables us to tailor practical solutions for habitat creation, while ensuring minimal disruption of existing, profitable regimes. 

One of our key focuses is to look at the land you have available for agricultural use and help prepare for the upcoming Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS).

WE HELP LANDOWNERS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

From assessing existing opportunities that diversify marginal land for woodland and biodiversity revenue schemes, to selling verified carbon and biodiversity credits for commercial businesses.

We provide a flexible approach, offering hybrid solutions to suit individual landowner circumstances.
Three typical frameworks are:

LAND DIVERSIFICATION

The Land Diversification Model provides the opportunity for landowners to undertake environmental practices and receive enhanced benefits from their land. Wanderlands act as Project Developer and the landowners retain full ownership. 

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP

The Partnership Model  supports the landowner on an agreed split of responsibilities. Working in partnership enables landowners to benefit from the ever-growing private markets, whilst retaining full ownership. Wanderlands act as Advisory Project Developer.

PROJECT CONSULTANCY

Wanderlands is appointed as Project Consultant to advise and undertake certain activities for the landowner. This could include strategy design, securing grants, sourcing seed, planting and/or identifying commercial clients to buy carbon and biodiversity credits.

LET US BE THE LINK TO WOODLAND AND BIODIVERSITY REVENUE

We assess the opportunity and provide proposals

We prepare and register your relevant grant applications

We design your tree planting and biodiversity improvements

We find suitable clients wishing to offset their emissions

We capture both carbon credits and biodiversity credits

We ensure the benefits are delivered *

*in accordance with DEFRA & Forestry Commission Regulations

Now is the time to seriously consider ways to gain additional woodland and biodiversity revenue from your land

Especially as appetites to offset carbon and contribute to positive climate change grow day by day in both the private and public sectors due to various social/legislative pressures.

FAQs

In 2018 emissions from UK agriculture totalled 46 MtCO2e, approximately 10% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture was also the dominant source of the UK’s methane emissions (49%) and nitrous oxide emissions (70%). These two gases can have a significantly higher impact on our climate change in a short period. Methane is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide is a whopping 264 times more potent than carbon dioxide. They can be converted into CO2 equivalents so that they can be measured and offset. 

The largest source of emissions is methane from enteric fermentation in livestock, these make up almost half of GHG emissions from agriculture. In fact, livestock are responsible for an estimated 5% of the UK’s total GHG emissions. Crops are another significant source of GHG emissions. The most significant emissions from arable cropping are associated with fertiliser use, with 60-70% of their GHG emissions related the production and application of artificial nitrogen fertiliser.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to play a significant role in society’s shift to a carbon neutral economy, with research indicating that they can provide over one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 (UN).

Agriculture is the most important driver of biodiversity change in the UK over the past 45 years. Changes in farmland management, including, increased use of pesticides and fertilisers, changes in crops and cropping patters, farm specialisation, greater mechanisation, increase in farm sizes, and loss of nature-friendly features (for example, hedgerows, wooded areas, and farmland ponds), have had a detrimental impact on our native flora and fauna. 

Carbon accounting is expected to form a major part of future agricultural policy, and increasing numbers of supermarkets and food retailers are adopting net-zero targets. Morrison’s has set an overall net-zero target by 2030, and will offer suppliers who track and reduce their emissions preferential financing rates. 

Agriculture holds a unique position as both an emissions source and a potential carbon sink.  The industry can make a significant contribution to carbon sequestration by adopting sustainable land management practices, agroforestry, and afforestation.

Aside from increasing the efficiency and profitability of your existing business, tree planting grants access to new income from woodland and biodiversity revenue. First, registering your tree planting project allows you to produce verified Woodland Carbon Units, meaning that additional carbon credits can be sold to other businesses looking to offset their emissions. Second, woodland creation can also expand habitat and improve local biodiversity. These improvements can be sold in the form of biodiversity, or conservation credits, to developers who need to compensate for biodiversity losses associated with their project. 

LAND OPTIMISATION ENQUIRY

Tell us about your land and we can see what opportunities exist under the new ELMS, Sustainable Farming Initiative and Nature Recovery Scheme for you to access new streams of woodland and biodiversity revenue.

Please fill out the form or give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.