Forestry Proposals in the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

3rd February 2009

LINK has repeatedly expressed its view that the best way to respond to climate change is to first reduce green house gas emissions by moving away from carbon based energy production, reducing energy consumption and energy loss. We see carbon sequestration as one of the secondary responses that feature further down the list of the multiple benefits forestry provides.

The plans proposed in the recent consultation and the enabling powers in the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill are controversial and as yet, they have not been fully explained or costed. Our detailed concerns on these proposals are presented below…

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