Baseline Natural Capital Assessment & Carbon Audit

cows grazing in a shrubland with hills in the background

Title:  Baseline Natural Capital Assessment & Carbon Audit

Client: A large UK Land Estate

Year: 2020/21

Service area(s): Natural Capital Accounting

Country/region: UK

eftec team: Ian Dickie, Duncan Royle, Natalya Kharadi, Guillermo Garcia

About the Project:

This multi-site Estate of over 60,000 acres, covering substantial in-hand and tenant farm holdings, significant commercial and residential properties, hotel and tourist attractions sought eftec’s assistance in establishing a baseline position for the natural assets and greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the Estate. The baseline natural capital account and GHG audit provided valuable input to the Estate’s strategic business planning process, informing options for growth that are sustainable in the long term and enhance the natural capital of the Estate.

Our work not only helped inform the priority areas for action and improvement but also included recommendations for establishing KPIs for monitoring environmental performance against suitable benchmarks, and advice on emerging market opportunities for environmental goods (e.g., markets for carbon and biodiversity net gain credits).

Client Feedback:

“We enjoyed working with you all and thanks for producing a very useful report. We are considering the outcomes of the report and embedding objectives into our business plan.” - Estate Project manager

The report is confidential and hence is not available.