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21 Oct 2020
Confor has told a Westminster committee inquiry that the government must take urgent action to avoid past failures and rise to the challenge of meeting ambitious planting targets.
20 Oct 2020
Forestry and wood processing businesses in Wales have been reassured by Confor that they retain key producer status after the announcement of a "fire break" lockdown by the Welsh Government.
08 Oct 2020
The key role of tree planting and wood use in meeting Scotland's climate change ambitions has been highlighted by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in an update report to the Scottish Parliament.
30 Sep 2020
Lord Goldsmith has described Confor's Biodiversity, Forestry and Wood report as "a hugely welcome contribution” to the debate on the environmental benefits of woodlands.
28 Sep 2020
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23 Sep 2020
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15 Sep 2020
Tree planting targets should be enshrined in legislation to display a clear commitment to meeting them. In its response to the England Tree Strategy consultation, forestry and wood trade body Confor says this could be done with an amendment to the Environment Bill.
11 Sep 2020
Confor has carried out surveys of the workforce presently deployed in the forest tree nursery sector, and similarly in the planting and establishment businesses responsible for planting the 130 million trees in the UK each year.
10 Sep 2020
A new funding package of £10 million for the Glastir Woodland Scheme in Wales will further boost confidence in the sector, Confor's National Manager believes.
Creating more forests and managing woodlands better has been identified as the top policy recommendation to remove greenhouse gases and accelerate the UK's path towards net zero emissions by 2050.