Ireland is another country in the series that is about to fight climate change and carbon emissions. In June, the government prepared an action plan that includes planting trees, investing in renewable energy, introducing a carbon tax, and increasing the number of electric vehicles.
A spokeswoman for their Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment recently announced that the government plans to plant 22 million trees each year by 2040, more than two-thirds of conifers and a third of deciduous trees. The Irish Government hopes to meet its target of 440 million trees planted over the next 20 years.
Around 160,000 hectares of agricultural land will be forested. Ireland’s Action Plan aims to become a carbon-neutral country by 2050.
One part of the Action Plan concerns the change in land use. A spokeswoman of a Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment said:
“The climate action plan commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure that carbon abatement from land-use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond. “
What about the Landowners
Ireland is organizing campaigns to persuade farmers who do not fully understand the plan to reforest part of their own land.
Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust has a different view of the plan of afforestation. He recommends subsidizing landowners to let their land fallow read instead of an annual $ 103 million grant, with natural forest regeneration.
Nature can regenerate itself if it gets space and time.
Planting Trees Campaigns
Scotland planted 22 million trees on 11,200 hectares last year. This exceeded their own target of 10,000 hectares.
The people of India planted 220 million trees in a single day.
Ethiopia planted an incredible 350 million trees in 12 hours this July, breaking the world record.
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