Friday 15 November 2019 / 10:30 PM Climate Change / Environment / Sue Hayman

‘Boris Johnson cannot greenwash his atrocious environmental record’ – Sue Hayman responds to the Conservatives’ tree planting pledge

Sue Hayman, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the Conservatives’ latest environmental pledge, said:

“This is yet more proof that you can’t trust the Tories to tackle the climate and environment emergency.

“This new pledge only amounts to one per cent of the trees the Committee on Climate Change says we need to plant if we’re to limit dangerous global heating and protect the planet, and with the Tories desperately failing on their previous target of planting 11 million trees – with only a third planted so far – it’s clear that they aren’t serious about this agenda.

“When Labour comes forward with its own ambitious proposals as part of our Plan For Nature, they will be informed by what the science says is necessary and possible – not by what Boris Johnson thinks he needs to do to greenwash his atrocious environmental record.”