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24/01/2020

Climate change body says UK must plant 30,000 hectares of woodland a year

Words: Laura Edgar
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Increasing UK forestry cover from 13 per cent to 17 per cent has been recommended as one of the ways the UK can transform the way land is used to achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) report Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UK considers a range of options to reduce emissions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The increase of forestry cover to 17 per cent requires planting a minimum of 30,000 hectares of broadleaf and conifer woodland every year to 2050.

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