Woodland expansion and a carbon tax.
Scotland should aspire to double tree cover by the 2050.
This should include areas of naturally regernatated woodland following better deer managment, and also increasing the area of forestry plantations.
There should be a "carbon tax" on all raw materials and consumption, and the revenues raised used to support sustainable woodland and forest managment.
Why the contribution is important
An increased supply of sustainable timber and fibre, will underpin investment in the circular bioeconomy replacing carbon intesive material such as concrete, steel and plastic.
To reach emissions targets we urgently need to decarbonise and a sustainable bio-economy will help reduce emissions and encourage investment in rural areas.
by AndrewHeald on October 25, 2020 at 11:08PM