Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

08 Mar 2010 09:03:07

100m trees to be planted by 2015

100m trees to be planted by 2015
In a bid to cut emissions, the Scottish government has pledged to plant 100 million trees by 2015 – increasing Scotland's forest area by 3.7 percent.

Scotland aims to reduce carbon emissions by 42 percent on 1990 levels by 2020, which is more than double the official EU target (20 percent) and six percent higher than the UK target of 34 percent.

On the initiative, climate change minister Stewart Stevenson said: "Greater forest cover will help cut emissions through either directly absorbing CO2 or by providing more sustainable materials for construction and renewable energy.

"As a nation we are determined to make progress and achieve our target to reduce emissions by 42 percent by 2020, while at the same time contributing to other objectives such as food security."

The drive is part of a larger project by the Climate Group States and Regions to persuade other states and self-governing regions to 'plant a tree for everyone on the planet'.

According to the Scottish government's calculations, planting 100 million trees over five years is the equivalent of planting 10,000 hectares per year, which is an increase on the average of 7,000 hectares per year planted during 1998-2009.



Discussion Thread  

hforbes wrote:

16 Mar 2010

This is good news so long as the planting is a rich mix of species and not just some extension of the mono-culture that has characterised much of Scotland's past forestry efforts.

Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. SummaryThe United States Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a...

    09 Feb 2016
  2. The Space Air Daikin Altherma range of highly efficient air source, air to water, heat pump...

    30 Jul 2012
  3. A group of 122 environmentalists, conservationists, and clean energy advocates have urged...

    14 Mar 2011
  4. We will be like we were during WW II -- gasoline will be rationed and we will have T stamps and C...

    14 Jun 2010
  5. A biomass boiler is set to be installed at Bradford University in an effort to reduce its carbon...

    15 Apr 2008

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.