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Ireland to plant 440 million trees by 2040

05-09-2019
Ireland, forestry, sustainability

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday. The government had already promised to plant more trees as part of a climate action plan released in June, which aims to make Ireland carbon neutral by 2050 by investing in renewable energy, instituting a carbon tax …

IBEC claims Sitka spruce 'most important crop' for climate action

05-07-2019
Ireland, spruce

The IBEC has claimed that the Sitka spruce is the most important crop in Ireland bar none from a climate change perspective. Mark McAuley, director of IBEC's Forest Industries Ireland group, told the Farming Independent that planting forestry is the real solution to hitting our climate targets. "If climate change is the biggest global challenge …