National Trust commits to planting 20m new trees in next decade

The organisation’s Director General Hilary McGrady has announced a series of new initiatives to tackle climate change

BP invests $5m in carbon offset company

The investment will enable Finite Carbon to launch voluntary carbon offset programmes for businesses for sustainable forest management

Could urban trees mean we can leaf air conditioning emissions behind?

New research released by the Forestry Commission suggests green spaces and plants within towns and cities can reduce air temperatures by up to 4°C

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Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

The nation expects the scheme will help remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year by 2030

Valuable wetlands ‘disappearing three times faster than forests’

Wetlands are considered among the world’s most economically valuable ecosystems and essential regulators of the global climate

Forests storing greenhouse gases ‘crucial to tackling climate change’

UK scientists say replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon could instead increase the amount of emissions