2.5bn trees to be grown, restored or conserved by 2030

A new platform has been launched by the World Economic Forum, which will see more than 20 companies from 50 different countries help restore and protect forestry

Land-based ‘carbon removal’ schemes are ‘dangerous distraction’ from real net zero

Oxfam alleges that governments and companies are hiding behind ‘unreliable, unproven and unrealistic’ carbon removal schemes

Woodland Trust to remove plastic tree guards by end of 2021

Woodland Trust has pledged to phase out tree plastic guards to make planting more sustainable

HSBC announces raft of UK partnerships to drive net zero progress

The global bank has joined forces with Imperial College London, the University of Birmingham and National Trust

Defra partners with Forest for Cornwall to drive regional tree planting

Growing, protecting and restoring trees, forests and woodlands can help reduce carbon emissions, encourage biodiversity and nature recovery, grow the sustainable timber market and improve people’s health and wellbeing

UK fashion brand Hype ‘to become fully sustainable business by 2022’

The company has agreed to offset its emissions through the partnership with Ecologi, planting a tree for every order that is placed

‘High-tech tree planting is the key to counteracting corporate emissions’

Land Life Company’s Rebekah Braswell says large-scale reforestation, combined with the smart use of data, can prove an essential tool in businesses’ CSR strategies

IKEA assembles new agenda for more sustainable wood use

The furniture and retail giant says the plan aims to further enhance biodiversity, tackle climate change and use wood in more innovative ways

Southwark Council backs net zero target with pledge to plant 10,000 new trees by 2022

The £5 million initiative is predicted to increase the total number of the borough’s trees by 13%

Norfolk County Council to ‘plant one million trees in the next five years’

The local authority also plans to invest £1.5 million in active travel, including cycling and walking