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Extinction Rebellion - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Clark of Windermere Lord Clark of Windermere Labour 11:06 am, 31st October 2019

My Lords, does the Minister accept that trees have a major role to play in combating the problem? Will he continue to pressurise his colleagues for us to plant more trees? More importantly, will he stop the willy-nilly felling of trees, bearing in mind that it takes 50 years for a tree to grow into a situation where it is absorbing carbon?