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Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees to Combat Climate Change

“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.”

The country of Ireland is taking on a massive reforestation project, pledging to plant 22 million trees a year for the next twenty years, for a total of a whopping 440 million trees.

Ireland’s tree-planting is just part of the country’s climate action plan and their goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.

“The Climate Action Plan puts in place a decarbonisation pathway to 2030 which would be consistent with the adoption of a net zero target in Ireland by 2050,” stated Irish officials.

Recent studies have shown that reforestation has the potential to dampen the impacts of climate change as trees take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, leading to healthier air quality.

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