Worcestershire Record No. 28. April 2010



With reference to Forestry Commission website, see http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7Y4GN9

The report Combating Climate Change - a role for UK forests was launched on 25 November 2009 at an event in London.

The independent assessment was commissioned by the Forestry Commission to examine the potential of the UK's trees and woodlands to mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. It forms part of the response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report published in 2007.

The assessment aims to provide a better understanding of how UK forestry can adapt to and improve its contribution to mitigation of climate change. The study is considered to be the first national assessment of its kind in the world and is already attracting interest from other countries keen to form their own climate change plans and policies.

The full report costs £30.00 and can be ordered from The Stationery Office at TSO, PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GN. email: customer.services@tso.co.uk; Tel: 0870 600 5522; Fax: 0870 600 5533. The synthesis is free and can be ordered or downloaded from the TSO website

Comment by John Partridge: The synthesis gives some interesting reading, including some maps on which native species may soon be unsuitable for growing in some parts of the country, if the climate change predictions are correct.

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