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Isle of Wight Council

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… of emissions released per unit, e.g. per vehicle or per megawatt of energy. Carbon offsetting Taking action to ensure that any carbon emissions released are matched by an equal or greater amount of activity to remove emissions from the atmosphere. For example, planting enough trees to absorb each ton of emissions. Carbon sequestration The process of storing carbon in a carbon pool. Climate…

…-2030s (for example, if we see a sudden and rapid decarbonisation of the UK grid in the early 2030s we may not need to offset as high a level of emissions as currently expected) • Any planting schemes will need time to mature and reach their expected level of carbon sequestration. Depending on the type of planting, this may take at least five years, although benefits will be seen from…


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