Ireland Fighting Climate Change By Planting 440-Million Trees By 2040

Ireland is taking action to combat climate change. The European country is planning to plant 440-million trees over the next 20 years, according to its climate action plan.

“The climate action plan commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure that carbon abatement from land-use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond,” explains a Climate Action and Environment spokesperson from the government’s department of communications.


The trees will be 70% conifers and 30% broad leaves and will help absorb carbon. In addition to the plantings, 

Ireland’s climate action plan includes increasing electric vehicle use and building retrofits.