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Tree Planting Pledges

We look into the tree planting pledges made by the UK’s political parties.

The UK General Election is fast approaching, top of the agenda are the political parties green ambitions and one particular initiative is garnering a lot of attention, tree planting. The Labour Party has the most ambitious target – a whopping 2 billion trees planted by 2040. How much land would this take, how does it stack up against other party pledges and what difference will it make?

Presenter: Tim Harford
Producer: Lizzy McNeill

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9 minutes