We are delighted to be partnering with Yorkshire-based Climate Solutions Exchange Ltd (CSX), through its investment in the company.
This builds on the existing Estate involvement in the development of ground studies of CSX’s innovative natural capital measurement and audit systems.
CSX’s earth observation technology will help accelerate private sector investment into localised environmental recovery projects and allows land managers to strengthen delivery of nature-based solutions. CSX’s earth observation technology is already providing the estate with a good baseline of data in Carbon Observatory woodland sites, and the partnership will be advantageous in the development of Swinton Estate’s ‘Ecosystem Services’ offering.
CSX’s technology is being trialled alongside the Estate’s DEFRA backed Environmental Land Management (ELM) Landscape Recovery Test and Trial, and a Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) project into sustainable woodland creation with the Environment Agency.
Of the partnership, Mark Cunliffe-Lister, owner of the Swinton Estate, said:
“Farmers and landowners are increasingly conscious of the need to deliver environmental benefits alongside primary food production. In addition to public funding, it is imperative that private natural capital markets can expand with confidence to support continued sustainable land management. CSX provides a valuable component in that service and we are very excited to be supporting the development of their platform”.
Andy Howard, co-founder and CEO of CSX Carbon, said:
“This investment not only signals a great vote of confidence in our business, but also demonstrates the need for technology solutions to underpin the Natural Capital markets. CSX is developing real market solutions, providing land managers with the confidence to deliver nature recovery and businesses the data they need to make informed purchases of carbon and biodiversity credits. Working in partnership with the Swinton Estate has been incredibly useful in the development of the platform to date”.