Will Canada Break Its 2 Billion Trees Promise? | The Agenda


In 2019, a Liberal Party vying for political power promised voters, if elected, they would plant a whopping two billion trees across Canada by 2031. The plan proposed would potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a major way. Now, eight years away from the deadline, a new report from Canada’s environment commissioner says the federal government isn’t even on track to get four per cent of the promised trees in the ground by then. As the spring planting season kicks off, we look at the goal, its potential effects on climate change, the resources required, and what’s behind the delay.

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