Natural England is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sinks. These are key ambitions in reducing the long-term risks to the natural environment from climate change.
As well as our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of our own operations, we are also contributing to mitigation through our influence on land use and management.
England’s soils, vegetation and coastal systems store significant amounts of carbon and play a vital role in regulating our climate. By helping to protect these ecosystems from degradation and loss, land and marine managers can contribute to climate change mitigation.
Natural England is working to reduce its operational carbon emissions by 50 per cent by the end of 2010. We will measure our progress against our 2007 baseline of just under 6700 tonnes of carbon dioxide.