Ridge Carbon Capture

Why Generate Carbon Credits?

By generating carbon credits, peatland restoration helps you realise the financial and environmental value of your land. As well as healing local ecosystems, the resulting carbon credits can help to offset unavoidable CO2 emissions elsewhere.


Carbon credits accrue over time as the condition of the peatland is initially improved and then permanently maintained, trapping carbon and reducing emissions.

High-integrity, high-value carbon credits therefore rely on long-term monitoring, maintenance, reporting and verification (MMRV) over the project lifetime.

Carbon credits open up a new and sustainable revenue stream for landowners, and a welcome way for businesses and individuals to invest meaningfully in the UK environment. They offer a financial incentive for long-term commitment to peatland restoration, ensuring restoration efforts are not only environmentally responsible but economically viable.

There has been some controversy around the effectiveness of carbon credits, which we are fully aware of. That’s why we are clear that every carbon credit we help generate must be ‘additional’. That means every tonne of carbon equivalent removed from the atmosphere – which a carbon credit represents – would not otherwise be removed were it not for the carbon-focused investment. In other words, carbon is only abated as a direct action of our projects and our investment. That means our carbon credits are high-integrity and stand up to any tests around legitimacy and impact.

Furthermore, carbon stewardship is a key responsibility, just as carbon rights are an important part of every development opportunity. Peatland restoration initiatives can offer opportunities to share in the carbon credits themselves or their revenue with your local community. We work with landowners, tenants, and other local stakeholders to ensure projects enhance local relationships and drive fair and positive change.

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