Dendroctonus Micans: Economic Appraisal of Control Options

This report presents a cost effectiveness analysis of options to control the effects of the Great Spruce Bark Beetle, or Dendroctonus micans, on spruce forests in Great Britain.

Evaluation of the South West Forest and Forest Futures Projects: Final Report on South West Forest

An evaluation of the South West Forest and Forest Futures programmes which assesses the economic and rural development effects of these programmes on the local economies.

Evaluation of the South West Forest and Forest Futures Projects: Joint Report on South West Forest and Forest Futures (Final Report)

The overall aim of this evaluation was to review and evaluate the performance of the South West Forest and Forest Futures projects.

Feasibility Study into New Financial Mechanisms for Forestry

This report explores the use of innovative financial mechanisms to finance forestry projects and their associated benefits. It summarises existing and traditional forms of finance for forestry, considers lessons from the development of the social finance sector in recent years, and examines the potential for the use of community funded schemes, environmental impact bonds and collaborative and partnership investment models.

Future Funding Models for Woodland Creation

This study was carried out for the Woodland Carbon Task Force which aims to put conditions in place to enable higher levels of woodland creation. The reprot reviews existing finance available for woodland creation and scopes a range of possible new approaches to funding woodland.

Future Options for Forest Carbon Markets in Scotland and the UK

This report, carried out by ClimateXchange, identifies future options for the operation of carbon markets in the UK which could recognise the potential carbon contribution of UK forests. The report reviews current mechanisms for administering the flow of carbon credits, details options for the development of future carbon markets and highlights barriers to those options.

Piloting the Measurement of Social and Environmental Returns from Woodland Creation

This research report summarises the development of the Woodland Benefits Tool.

Review of Evidence for the Formulation of Forestry Policy in England

This report reviews the existing research on the valuation of forestry with the aim of ensuring that forestry policy in England is based upon the best possible evidence. The study also considers the cost-effectiveness of delivering non-market benefits through forest policy.

Scoping Study to Review Forestry Policy Instruments in the UK

This report was submitted by Pareto Consulting. It gives a brief review of the use of taxation in forestry policy focusing on how its relevance to environmental objectives might be improved. It also offers an overview of payments for ecosystem services and suggests an approach to assessing the current mix of forestry policy instruments in terms of their individual and collective effectiveness.

User Guide to the Woodland Benefits Tool

The Woodland Benefits Tool has been designed to help investors in new woodland to assess the social, environmental, and economic benefits that their investment. Through the use of the tool and its reporting output, investors in woodland creation will be able to better understand and communicate the value of their investments. The Tool can be used for any woodland creation project, including those under the Woodland Carbon Code