University and College Land for Carbon

The University and College Land for Carbon is an Environment Agency funded NEIRF project, delivered by the EAUC in partnership with MyCarbon, which aims to facilitate the establishment of woodland areas within higher and further education institutions for carbon credit generation and carbon sequestration. The resources to support universities and colleges were curated with guidance from a dedicated steering group made up of institutions and the Woodland Carbon Code.

We thank the following institutions who have taken part in this project and helped shape the guidance:
  • College of West Anglia
  • Harper Adams University
  • Royal Agricultural College
  • South Devon College
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chester
  • University of Leeds - special advisory partner
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Warwick
The EAUC has developed a suite of guidance documents and resources to support institutions in their journey. There is a business case and template presentation to get buy-in for developing a woodland with links to funding and grants available to support funding of the project. Once institutions are ready to progress further there is an institutional guide on how to register with the Woodland Carbon Code as well as financial modelling tools to help cost the project both financially and carbon sequestration. There is a glossary of terms to further support institutions as well as a case study from the University of Leeds to share good practice.

If universities or colleges need further advice on offsetting or want to explore other offsetting options visit the Carbon Coalition for more information.


There are the following resources which can further support institutions in creating woodland projects:
  1. Business case to create a woodland
  2. Template Presentation
  3. Institutions Guidance for Woodland Carbon Code Registration
  4. Financial Modelling Guidance
  5. EAUC Financial Modelling Tool
  6. WCC Carbon Calculation Tool
  7. WCC Cashflow Tool
  8. Grants and Funding Support
  9. Case Study: University of Leeds - Gair Wood
  10. Glossary of Terms
  11. Presentation slides
  12. Launch webinar - see below for the recording

Delivered by EAUC