Institute President calls for action after UK heatwave

With temperatures exceeding 40°C, the UK recorded its hottest ever day on Tuesday 19 July. These extreme heatwaves are becoming more common due to the climate crisis but trees play an important role by storing carbon, boosting biodiversity and, in urban areas, can reduce the effects of heat by up to 10°C.

In order to meet government net zero targets, there needs to be a 70% increase in the number of skilled people across the sector to deal with the demand.

Please watch and share this short video from the Institute’s President, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor, on the current situation and why to join this diverse sector.

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