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New Zealand Government Will Plant 100 Million Trees A Year

By Tessa Love

New Zealand got its first liberal Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, after nearly a decade under conservative rule. Ardern was sworn in last week, and she is already making fast moves to confront climate change. 

“I don’t need to be influenced on climate change,” she said. “It will sit at the heart of what this government does.”

Overall, Ardern’s plan for New Zealand is to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2050. To reach this goal, she plans to transition the country's power grid to 100 percent renewable energy, invest in regional train systems, and plant 100 million trees a year through the "Billion Trees Planting Program," among other things.