Scottish presence brightens up climate change conference as Minister Gougeon outlines how Scotland has made forestry a priority and “has invested in developing and growing the sector”.
Mairi Gougeon, Scotland’s Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment told delegates at the national forestry conference that “there is a growing understanding that forestry and forests are in the front line of our national response to the climate change emergency that faces us all”. She said: “There is great dynamism in forestry in Scotland at the moment. This is because the Scottish Government has made it a priority and has invested in developing and growing the sector.”
In contrast with Ireland, Scotland has 18.5% forest cover and aims to have 21% of the land under forest and….