Knepp wildland carbon project

Knepp Wildland Carbon Project

Studying the effectiveness of rewilding across the UK

This landmark report sets a benchmark in nature restoration data, demonstrating the carbon sequestration and storage potential of ‘rewilding habitats’, also known as process-led nature restoration projects, in lowland Britain. The new data could potentially enable rewilding projects to bundle carbon and biodiversity credits, achieving a higher price in ecosystem markets, such as the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), and help attract investment for habitat restoration projects, inclusive but not limited to wildflower rich grassland restoration.

The research was led by the Knepp Estate who have been running one of the UK’s most successful rewilding programmes for the last 20+ years. The research was also spearheaded by Arup and natural capital experts Nattergal, with project partners including Agricarbon, Treeconomy and Queen Mary University London, to quantify the effectiveness of rewilding as a means for mitigating climate change impacts.


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