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Water Companies Pledge to Plant 11 Million Trees by 2030
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Water Companies Pledge to Plant 11 Million Trees by 2030

English water and sewage companies have pledged to plant a combined 11 million trees over the coming decade as part of a drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Much of the land that will be used is owned by the water companies but they are also working with partners to identify additional sites including local authorities, the National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts.

Commenting on the launch, the Government’s first tree champion Sir William Worsley said: “I welcome this pledge from England’s water companies, who have clearly seen the value in planting trees and acknowledged the vital role they will play in helping us to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 

“Trees are carbon sinks, provide crucial habitats for precious wildlife, mitigate flood risk and provide a valuable renewable resource in timber – and I encourage other industries to follow Water UK’s excellent example to ensure we boost planting rates across the country.”

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 30.08.2019

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