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We are a member of The Climate Coalition, a group of over a hundred organisations dedicated to limiting the impact of climate change on the people, places and life we love.
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. The biggest long-term threat to our trees, woods and wildlife is that posed by 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.
The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. It calls for us to combat threats to our habitats, such as climate change.
The Climate Coalition runs two annual campaign moments to call on government for action on climate change:
• The Time Is Now: this year, The Climate Coalition has joined up with our friends at Greener UK to stage a mass lobby at Westminster on June 26. You’ll be able to meet your MP and urge them to pass a strong Environment Bill that fights climate change.
You are invited to join us at Westminster on 26 June. Save the date and watch this space for more information.
As the voice for woods and trees, we support these campaigns. We want to highlight the challenges woods and trees face and emphasise the role they can play in tackling the effects of climate change.
Find out more about we are doing in our position statement on climate change.