Aviva has donated £10m to the Woodland Trust to support a programme to remove carbon and improve biodiversity.
The funding for the Woodland Carbon Scheme aims to deliver carbon removal, boost air quality and improve biodiversity through woodland creation and peat restoration.
It will fund projects that will remove around 330,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, equivalent to the emissions created by one person taking over 300,000 transatlantic flights.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, and manages over 1,000 sites across 29,000 hectares.
The donation is part of Aviva’s £100m commitment to remove carbon from the atmosphere using nature-based solutions, and supports Aviva’s ambition to make the UK the most climate-ready large economy.
Claudine Blamey, Aviva Group sustainability director, said: “Climate change and biodiversity loss are interdependent issues and crucial to the long-term sustainability of our planet.
“That is why we are delighted to partner with the Woodland Trust on this project, helping make the UK the most climate-ready large economy .”