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The Climate Coalition is a group of over 100 organisations dedicated to limiting the impact of climate change on the people, places and life we love.
We’re an active member of The Climate Coalition because, as the voice for native woods and trees, we need to highlight the challenges they face from climate change, and also show their role as part of the solution in managing its effects.
Find out more about what we are doing in our climate change position statement.
The trees that line our streets and gardens. The hedges that adorn our countryside. The woods where we walk. They provide and purify our air, clean and encourage water storage, give our wildlife homes, lock up carbon and make our landscapes green and beautiful.
But trees, woods and wildlife are under threat from the impacts of extreme weather and uncertain seasons.
Climate change exacerbates the likelihood of tree pests and disease. Fluctuating seasonal changes knock species out of sync with each other. The impacts of storms and drought may fragment already declining habitats and affect the range of some species. The natural world could struggle to adapt in its battle for survival. As a habitat made up of unique and delicate ecosystems, ancient woodland is particularly vulnerable.
We’re working to help woods and trees weather these changes. We promote their role in both rural and urban settings as part of the toolkit for tackling the impacts of climate change. We raise awareness of the issues and encourage personal action, such as planting trees. And as an organisation we continue to reduce our own impact on the environment.
In 2019 we’ve taken part in two campaigns run by The Climate Coalition calling for government action on climate change: