Afforestation Programme

Part of Ministerial Statements – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:30 pm on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Gerry Carroll Gerry Carroll People Before Profit Alliance 1:30 pm, 2nd March 2020

The Minister stated correctly that removing carbon from the atmosphere is essential. Afforestation obviously provides an opportunity to do so. Does he agree that re-wetting drained bogs and bogland is also essential to tackling climate change, so that they will act as a huge carbon sink?