Multibillion-dollar native reforestation scheme could pay for itself, backers say

Multibillion-dollar native reforestation scheme could pay for itself, backers say
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Greg Hurrell
A multibillion-dollar plan to plant an area the size of Waikato in native forest over the next 10 years aims to make New Zealand net carbon negative, and effectively pay for itself.All those behind the plan have to do now is convince the new government to back it and fund the upfront costs.Recloaking Papatūānuku is a scheme to restore and improve 2.1 million hectares of native forest across New Zealand over the next decade.The initiative will be presented at COP28 in Dubai next month. It is being spearheaded by registered charity Pure...

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