House of Commons
Trees and climate change
EDM #31
Tabled 16 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House welcomes the recommendation in the Committee on Climate Change report on Net Zero for a significant increase in tree planting rates in the UK, as one part of delivering the UK target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in addition to rapid, deep and sustained emissions reductions in all parts of the economy; notes the significant role trees play in enhancing accessible green spaces, improving air quality, boosting agricultural productivity, restoring and protecting soil health, providing construction material and wood products, creating wildlife habitat, mitigating flood risk and benefiting public health; recognises the role of government, alongside others, in the doubling of forest cover during the past century in the UK; calls on the Government rapidly to develop and deploy policy levers and funding mechanisms to deliver a major increase in tree planting including agroforestry and improved tree conservation, to assist in securing the net zero goal in an environmentally-friendly way; further calls on the Government to establish a legally binding target, with appropriate interim targets, which at least match the Committee on Climate Change recommendation to deliver 19 per cent forest cover by 2050, with an ambition for another doubling in UK forest cover building on that achieved in the last century.

Signatures (47)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
16 October 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 October 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 October 2019
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
17 October 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
17 October 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
17 October 2019
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
17 October 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 October 2019
Timms, Stephen
Labour
21 October 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
21 October 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
21 October 2019
Lynch, Holly
Labour
22 October 2019
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
22 October 2019
Hill, Mike
Independent
22 October 2019
Lewis, Clive
Labour
23 October 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 October 2019
Green, Kate
Labour
23 October 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 October 2019
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 October 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2019
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
24 October 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
24 October 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
24 October 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
24 October 2019
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2019
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
24 October 2019
Drew, Dr David
Labour
28 October 2019
Kerr, Stephen
Conservative
28 October 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 October 2019
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
28 October 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
28 October 2019
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
29 October 2019
Cryer, John
Labour
29 October 2019
Soames, Sir Nicholas
Independent
30 October 2019
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
01 November 2019
Hussain, Imran
Labour
01 November 2019
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
04 November 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion