Green Investment Bank

The UK Green Investment Bank was launched in November 2012 with £3.8 billion of funding from the UK Government and a mission to accelerate the UK's transition to a greener economy, make a profit and create an institution that will operate independently of the government.

It is only fitting that the Bank should consider the impact on the environment of its operations, and entirely appropriate that it should invest in UK woodland creation as a means of mitigating that impact. To date the Bank has purchased Woodland Carbon Code credits arising from the woodlands listed below - and plans to continue doing so every six months from new woodland projects around the UK. 

The Green Investment Bank approach to its own impact is detailed on its website

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Parkhead Community Woodland phase 1

  2012 Winner: Community Woodlands category Parkhead is a community access woodland on the edge of West Calder, close to residences and businesses, and is one of several collaborations with the Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT). The principle objective of the scheme is to deliver the Central Scotland Forest Strategy of increasing woodland cover within the region. Additional objectives... read more...
Parkhead July 2012

Topps Community Woodland

The principle objective of the scheme is to deliver the Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) strategy of increasing woodland cover within the Central Scotland belt. Additional objectives are mitigation against climate change, biodiversity enhancement, landscape improvements, and facilitating an educational programme. There are some minor watercourses running through the site and the River Car... read more...
Topps Wood, Denny

Parkhead Community Woodland phase 2

This is the second phase of the Parkhead Community Woodland, situated on the edge of West Calder, close to residences and businesses, and linking it with Polbeth.The principle objective of the scheme is to deliver the Central Scotland Green Network Strategy of increasing woodland cover within the region. Additional objectives are mitigation against climate change, and biodiversity and landscape im... read more...
Parkhead planting

Arndean

This is a mixed broadleaf and coniferous productive woodland, with a long term intention to retain the broadleaf element as a non-intervention woodland, located in Clackmannanshire.  The planned rotation length for the conifers is 45 years, after which the site will be restocked. Carbon that accrues after re-stocking cannot be sold - meaning this is a permanent land use change to woodland ... read more...
Arndean