The woodland carbon code: an assessment of transaction cost and the means to mitigate its impact

Hoy, Jillian (2016) The woodland carbon code: an assessment of transaction cost and the means to mitigate its impact. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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The Woodland Carbon Code was launched in 2011 as a means of generating additional finance for woodland creation. By setting out a standard of best practice and providing a consistent accounting methodology woodland creation projects wishing to market their emissions reductions can assurance of quality and delivery to buyers. Whilst an additional 4843ha of woodland have been created as a result of the woodland carbon code much higher uptake rates would be required to significantly contribute to the achievement of national woodland creation targets. In this report the barrier that transaction costs pose is investigated alongside options to reduce it such as optimising net sequestration. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis transaction costs are found to impact the viability of small (less than 10ha) projects, the impact of which can be mitigated to an extent by effective planting design decisions.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the MSc Forest Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, University of Cumbria, September 2016.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 12:10
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:01
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