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We would like to welcome Jack Spees from Lancashire Woodland Connect.

Lancashire Woodland Connect - A decade long campaign to increase woodland cover, offset Carbon and boost the environment for people and wildlife.

Woodland is a very popular environmental action in the current climate, this is for good reason, no other habitat type can provide quite an many benefits as Woodland, from Air Quality to Water Quality, reducing flood risk and not least Carbon Offsetting. However, not every woodland is created equal, and although many will profess to providing these benefits, Lancashire Woodland Connect is unique in its drive to focus on priority locations for maximum overall benefit.

Offering Carbon offsetting through Lancashire Woodland Connect ensures that we are able to secure the priority locations and make permanent changes for good. Working with Lancashire based (as well as national) organisations we are able to offer tangible carbon offsets, certified by the Forestry Commission Woodland Carbon Code, that those organisations can not only visit sites, but play an active role in the planting of woodlands and proactively engage employees to make personal changes to support the drive for net zero.

Driving down emissions must always remain the priority action, but there will always be residual emissions, and that’s where woodland can play a pivotal role. However, across the UK the amount of Carbon available for offsetting through woodland is very low, and investment now is crucial for offsetting through Woodland Carbon if we are to meet our net zero targets.

About Jack Spees

Jack has been CEO of Ribble Rivers Trust since 2010, and has grown the Trust significantly over that period, extending the area and topics of work, to ensure that the Trust is delivering a truly integrated catchment approach, tackling all issues from physical improvements of rivers to engagement and education in communities. He had embedded eco system services and Natural Capital as central to the Trust’s approach ensuring that investments in the catchment present the greatest, and most sustainable, return for people and nature.

The Trust’s Evidence and Data driven work has highlighted that the Ribble, and all of its tributaries, are threatened not only by the impacts of climate change, but by some of the things that are causing climate change, and as such action to tackle Climate Change are a high priority, and led to the Launch of Lancashire Woodland Connect.

Before joining the Ribble Rivers Trust, Jack had worked for Landmarc Support Services managing the rural aspects of Pembrokeshire’s Defence Training Estates. This involved balancing stakeholder interests with core business objectives requiring and integrated approach to land management.

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East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Businesswise Solutions Ltd and BOOST are supporting Lancashire businesses in saving money and reducing their carbon footprint.

This £6m European Union, European Regional Development Fund, part -funded programme is committed to the provision of a FREE suite of services aimed to help businesses improve energy and environmental efficiencies, introduce on site renewable energy generation and save money.

We’re also here to help you if you are developing a new piece of low carbon technology and want to get it into the market, see it manufactured locally or find your dream customer. 

Every business signing up to the project is entitled to free support in environmental and energy saving good practice and help financing low carbon technology adoption which will be delivered via a suite of masterclasses and 1-2-1 bespoke support.

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