MPs warned wrong trees in wrong place will cost jobs

MPs warned wrong trees in wrong place will cost jobs
Gavin Evans
A cap is needed on the use of forestry offsets under the emissions trading scheme to avoid potentially “profound” changes in land use that could threaten jobs in many regions, the Meat Industry Association says.Forestry planting on marginal land can provide a temporary store of carbon to help meet the country’s emissions targets, association chief executive Tim Ritchie said.But he told MPs that no consideration had been given to the potential social and economic consequences if that planting reduced the availability of productive land and the s...

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