Turcan Connell are hosting a series of short virtual seminars covering the legal (and other) implications of the evolving market for trading carbon in the UK. These online seminars will be hosted by Don Macleod, Land & Property Partner, via Zoom.


Friday 12th November - 10am to 11am

The Evolving Carbon Market - Climate Change, Community and a unified approach to Carbon?

There’s gold in the peat bog

This seminar will feature Hamish Trench, the Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Land Commission, who has been putting the topic of community implications under the spotlight.  How does the emergence of what some call the Green Laird sit with the need to get on with the job of carbon sequestration?  “Natural Capital” is currently a disparate collections of things.  There are at least 5 new carbon standards under development (including soil, salt, and kelp) – when will it all come together as a unified concept? We will hear about this from William Hawes and Charlie Davis from the Natural Capital team at Savills.

Thursday 25th November - 10am to 11am

The Evolving Carbon Market - how much has it actually evolved, and where must it go?

Death, Disease and Pestilence

How will the market develop so that landowners don’t face big problems if all the trees die, or a new disease hits, or a mud-slide ruins the restored peatland?  Are the days of block selling every single PIU over, because it’s too risky?  Will off-setters accept force majeure?  How can carbon be sold in a way that doesn’t cause a problem for future owners of land?  This seminar will feature guest speakers from Scottish Woodlands, Forest Carbon and Caledonian Climate Partners, who will each give their perspectives on how the market must continue in its development in order to meet the anticipated scale. 


Thursday 9th December - 10am to 11am

The Evolving Carbon Market - are the UK Carbon Standards fit for purpose in a commercial market?

UK off-sets for UK pollution?

This seminar will feature Dr Vicky West, the UK Woodland Carbon Code Manager, and other contributors from an international carbon market perspective.  Many UK off-setters continue to buy their carbon credits from abroad.  If UK carbon is much more expensive, why will UK off-setters get behind UK carbon schemes?  Are the UK Carbon Standards overly cautious?  Do we even need the additionality rule?


Please use the below form to register your attendance and the seminars. You are welcome to attend some or all of them. There is no charge for the attendance.