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Enshrine tree planting target in law

Submitted by Kate Weinberg on Thursday 24th September 2020

Published on Friday 13th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 13th May 2021

Current Signatures: 816
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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biodiversity ~ climate change ~ EU ~ Government ~ Law ~ Nature ~ Tackling ~ The Government ~ Time ~ UK

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Enshrine tree planting target in law

Petition Details

The UK is hosting the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and has already enshrined a net zero carbon emissions target in law. Now is the time for the Government to set a legally-binding tree planting target, in line with the recommendation by the Committee on Climate Change.

Additional Information

Tree planting is integral to tackling the climate crisis. Despite this, only 13% of the UK has tree cover, compared to an EU average of 38%. A legally binding target to plant 30,000 ha of new woodland each year to 2050, as has been recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, that considers best sustainable practices in urban and rural tree planting could help increase biodiversity, reconnect people with nature and deliver on our net zero target.


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