8% of the population but 84% of the new tree planting: Scotland punches above its weight in UK’s fight against climate change

We posted this only a week ago:

8% of the population but 20% of the electricity production: How Scotland subsidises Britain’s green power ‘achievement’

Now, reported in the Independence City Courier today:

‘Scotland has surpassed its targets for planting more trees across the country, official figures show. According to Scottish Government statistics, 11,200 hectares of new planting was undertaken in Scotland last year – above the current annual target of 10,000 hectares. The number of trees planted in Scotland also represents a total of 84% of all new planting across the UK.’

Scotland ‘ahead of the curve’ as tree planting targets surpassed

More on the 8% theme or meme:

Why Scotland has 8% of the population but 0% of the UK’s worst places for child poverty

 

8% of the people 20% of the space sector jobs

8% of the population but 20% of the electricity production: How Scotland subsidises Britain’s green power ‘achievement’

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “8% of the population but 84% of the new tree planting: Scotland punches above its weight in UK’s fight against climate change

  1. gavin June 14, 2019 / 10:15 am

    Alas, for the Goebbels-lite media that operate here in Skintland, any Good News is a consequence of being North British.

    Bad News is a direct result of being Scottish and ruled by the SNP—a double whammy.

    But we can still enjoy the flip-flopping and u-turning of Ruthie and Fluffy over Boris and Co.

    Boris–the face which launched a thousand porky pies.

    Jerry Hunt–the man who mistakenly thought his wife was Chinese (couldn’t tell the difference?), and therefore a “security risk”!

    Michael *8 miles high* Gove.

    Dominic “pizza” Raab—The *rabid dog* of the Brexit Tories?

    Sajid (I lived in a shoe box, and woke up one morning with £millions in my pocket!) Javid—Your British citizenship is NOT safe in his unliberal hands—and backed by the Ruthie “no deal now” Davidson, one man fiddle band party.

    Here today, gone tomorrow—- Hancock’s Half Hour!—25 minutes too long.

    Rory “dope smoking dope” Stewart.——- Eton’s bizarro Space Cadet, wandering the souks and bazaars on Paters shilling..

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  2. Ludo Thierry June 14, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    From news.gov.scot – Another recent target met – for the eighth year in a row – for recruitment of Modern+Graduate Apprenticeships. Link and snippets below:

    https://news.gov.scot/news/apprenticeship-target-achieved-for-eighth-year-in-a-row

    More than 28,000 people started apprenticeships last year.

    The number of apprentices benefitting from work-based learning has risen for the eighth consecutive year, according to the latest set of statistics.

    Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Modern Apprenticeship report has outlined the breakdown of Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships for the year to 31 March 2019.

    The report reveals that in 2018/19:

    • 28,191 people started their apprenticeships

    • 37,765 apprentices are currently in training

    • 21,767 individuals achieved their apprenticeship qualifications

    The number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) apprenticeships has continued to grow. Four out of ten Modern Apprenticeship starts were in STEM roles and the majority of all Graduate Apprenticeships are also in STEM occupations.

    Childcare-related positions increased by almost a fifth from 1,691 in 2017/18 to 2,102 in 2018/19, ahead of the Scottish Government doubling entitlement to early learning and childcare from August 2020 to 1,140 hours a year.

    SNP Scottish Govt getting on with the ‘Day Job’ whilst Westminster Govt continues to fight like ferrets in a sack.

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