The Institute of Chartered Foresters has today (Wednesday 12 June) welcomed the amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008 which puts the UK on a path to become the first major nation to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.
“Planting trees and managing our existing forests are universally regarded as significant in the fight to capture carbon, and professionals foresters will be needed to help reach this ambitious target set by the Government,’ said Shireen Chambers FICFor, the Institute’s Executive Director.
“Our forests and woodlands are already making a difference in the UK but much more needs to be done. Government departments will need to consult with the profession to ensure landowners, local authorities, developers and farmers make tree planting a part of their sustainable business plans. This work now needs to be escalated if this target is to be realistic,” she added.
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