Iain Stewart MP has welcomed £283,978 of funding for an Open University project aimed at tackling climate change through Precision Forestry.
A major pillar of the Conservative Government’s response to the climate change emergency is a significant increase in tree planting for a nature-based carbon capture and storage solution.
TreeView project is a SmallSat (small spacecrafts) mission to create the UK’s first Precision Forestry tool.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, said:
“I am proud that Milton Keynes is, again, leading the way in innovative and creative ideas.
“By planting more trees, we can absorb more of our carbon emissions.
“This project from the Open University will help us to tackle climate change here in Milton Keynes, and I'm excited to see the progress of it.”
Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:
“We want the UK to be a world leader in space technology which is why we are supporting our most ambitious innovators who are developing first-of-a-kind technologies to help solve some of our greatest challenges.
“From slashing carbon emissions to protecting the UK’s critical services from harmful cyber-attacks, today’s funding will unshackle our most entrepreneurial space scientists so that they can transfer their revolutionary ideas into world-class products and services, while helping to boost the UK economy.”