Trees and the Climate Emergency

14apr2:30 pm3:30 pmTrees and the Climate Emergency2:30 pm - 3:30 pm OrganiserCastle DebatesEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeNature & Biodiversity

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Each of the UK’s political parties support the planting millions if not billions of trees across the country. Trees are good for the climate because they absorb CO2. They also benefit our mental health (as discussed in our recent on-line debate on Environmental Well-Being After Lockdown). How are we going to turn these aspirations into reality? What can we learn about tree planting from other countries? Ethiopia, one of the world’s poorest countries, planted c. 353 million trees on its National Tree Planting Day (29th July 2019.) How did they do it?

Introduction: Pamela Castle, OBE


Dr. John Henry Looney, MD of Sustainable Direction – Dr Loney will be talking about the environmental benefits delivered by trees, as well as the environmental impact / harm caused by biomass.

Stephen Sykes LL.B, MA Env. Law – Stephen will be setting out and critiquing the Government’s plans for trees (as per the 25 year plan) as well as the lessons the UK can learn from other countries that have embarked on mass tree planting initiatives.

More speakers to be announced soon



(Wednesday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm