Head of Government Affairs
I work to increase the Trust's influence in Westminster, Whitehall and local government.
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25 year plan
Blog post By James Cooper, 11 January 2018, Policy & influence
In the first major speech by a Prime Minister on the environment in 17 years, the Government has vowed to leave the environment in a better condition than inherited. Read our response to today's 25 year plan.
Time to walk the walk on woodland policy
Blog post By James Cooper, 20 October 2017, Policy & influence, Threats, Ancient trees
The Government’s response to the Commons Environment Select Committee report on forestry has plenty of fine words but clarity and action are needed.
Taking trees to the top
Blog post By James Cooper, 6 October 2017, Threats, Policy & influence
Autumn isn’t just about beautiful colours and falling leaves – it’s also political party conference season, and we’ve been in Brighton and Manchester to convince politicians to do the right thing by trees.
Six priorities for the 2017 UK Parliament
Publication By James Cooper, Position statement, 27 April 2017, Development and planning
The challenges facing the natural environment are very real and are heavily bound up with our leaving the European Union. With this in mind, the Woodland Trust has rewritten its 6 priorities for 2017 UK Parliament to reflect the new context within which we find ourselves.
Major environmental organisations unite as UK exits the EU
Blog post By James Cooper, 9 December 2016, Policy & influence, Threats
We are joining 12 other major environmental organisations to unite through a new Greener UK coalition, to ensure that the UK uses the 'once in a generation' opportunity presented by the forthcoming Brexit negotiations to restore and enhance the UK’s environment.
Spending Review 2015: The morning after
Blog post By James Cooper, 26 November 2015, Policy & influence
Some early thoughts on what the spending review might mean for woods and trees.
Investing in natural wealth
Blog post By James Cooper, 21 August 2015, Policy & influence
Woods, trees and the 2015 spending review. We put the Government's Spending Review in context.
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