Forest Creation Partners


About Us

FCP is a mission-driven business, using data science and innovative financing to enable large-scale tree-planting. Radically increasing the rate of forest creation will help to address the climate and nature emergencies, and create sustainable growth and jobs.

Selected clients

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"Forest Creation Partners' unique data and mapping capability gave us invaluable input in helping to understand how to achieve the UK’s climate and food goals, and they were a pleasure to work with throughout the project. I hope we can work together again in the future."

- Dustin Benton, Chief Analytical Adviser, National Food Strategy (Defra)

"Forest Creation Partners were able to very quickly identify potential new tree-planting areas across our client's substantial, England-wide land holdings - allowing us to provide a better view on options for their journey to net zero carbon and biodiversity net gain."

- James Peet, Principal Consultant, WSP

"We are backing UK innovators to ensure we have a homegrown supply of biomass materials, which is part of our wider plans to continue driving down carbon emissions as we build back greener."

- Energy Minister Lord Callanan, announcing the UK Government's funding for FCP

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The Team


Dr Matthew Brown


Matthew is an expert in climate change and data science, and an experienced entrepreneur.


He has led the climate change mitigation teams at Defra and the Confederation of British Industry.


He was a founding director of Think Ahead, a social enterprise in the mental health sector which has raised over £50m.


He holds a PhD in computational physics from the University of Cambridge, and is a fellow of the US State Department's invitation-only International Visitor Leadership Programme for foreign leaders (under the climate and energy track).


Rafi Cohen


Rafi has extensive experience in the application of data science to climate-related challenges.


His experience includes advising corporates and governments on decarbonisation strategies at BCG, and developing Quadrature Climate Foundation's strategy to support the application of big data to climate-related challenges.

He also founded TalentEd, an education social enterprise with a national footprint.

He is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford.