Wednesday 26 January 2022

Israel to plant 450,000 trees by 2040

Israel to plant 450,000 trees by 2040

The Israeli government has announced plans to plant 450,000 trees across the country by 2040 to mitigate climate change.

The total cost of the plan is expected to be around £530 million, with 70% of pavements to be shaded by trees throughout cities.

Trees will be used by the government as a tool to not only control increasingly high temperatures with more shade but also to absorb much of the country’s carbon emissions.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: “The government of Israel has set the subject of climate as a national aim. More than 90% of the country’s residents live in urban communities and the hotter the climate gets, the harder it will be to move around outside.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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