Will Labour plant trees to tackle #climateemergency?

2 September 2019

Will the Labour Party support mass woodland creation and landscape change to tackle #climateemergency?

That's the question posed by a Confor Fringe event at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on Tuesday, 24th September. 

Speakers include Sandy Martin MP, Labour spokesperson on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and his colleague Ruth George, MP for High Peak, who has a specific interest on the potential for tree planting in mitigating flooding. 

The panel is completed by Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chair of The Woodland Trust and Confor's CEO, Stuart Goodall. 

Mr Goodall said: "We held a packed and very successful Fringe event at Labour conference in Liverpool last year and we hope to repeat that success in Brighton. Climate change is the crucial issue in engaging a wider audience in understanding the urgent imperative to plant far more trees and this event builds on Confor's work in that area."