4,800-hectare estate launches bid to be UK’s first carbon positive landowner

Blenheim Estate aims to be the UK’s first carbon positive estate and will join with the government and other other landed estates to “lead in the concept of natural capital”, it has announced.

The 4,850ha Oxfordshire estate published its land strategy earlier this month, setting out its intention to make land central to “the local economy, climate and health”. 

It will “use the lessons of natural capital” to become carbon-neutral within 10 years and will then aim to go further, becoming carbon positive through better land management, it said. 

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