SLE's comment on carbon capture projects

General News

Responding to media requests for comment on the role of carbon credits, Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Laing said:

“Helping to tackle climate change is a key priority for all those involved in land use and management. In Scotland, the outlook is hugely encouraging given our natural resources and existing and new landowners of all types including businesses, charities and communities are responding enthusiastically to the Scottish Government’s climate change call to action.

“Significant peatland restoration and tree planting projects are taking place across Scotland - as well as the continued smaller environmental projects on estates, farms and crofts which have long been a feature of sustainable land management. These are already subject to detailed regulatory codes.

“Government acknowledges that meeting the climate change challenge successfully will require massive private investment but it is important to note that this type of investment is not a short-term money making enterprise. This is significant land use change and is undoubtedly having an impact on the land market.”