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Climate Change - Forestry Commission Wales

Responding to Climate Change

Welcome to the Climate Change section.  Here you’ll find an overview of how woodlands and trees contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of Wales and how Forestry Commission Wales is responding to the effects of a changing climate.  See the Welsh Government’s strategy for woodlands and trees Woodlands for Wales for more information on how we use woodland policy to address the challenges of climate change. 
Planting more trees   Making woodlands more diverse   Using wood for products
Planting more trees   Making woodlands diverse   Using wood for products  

Planting more trees will help to tackle climate change as well as provide other benefits both now and in the future. Planting More Trees 

 

Increasing the variety of tree species will make woodlands more resilient to the effects of climate change. Making Woodlands More Diverse

 

Using wood in construction and for other products will help to reduce Wales's carbon footprint. Using Wood for Products

         
Using wood as fuel Climate change DVD Useful resources
Using wood as fuel   Climate change DVD   Useful resources

Using more wood for energy in place of fossil fuels will help reduce carbon emissions.  Using Wood as Fuel

 

This DVD was produced by the Forestry Commission to explain how forestry can respond to the effects of climate change. A Convenient Truth (WMV file)

 

What's of interest

"Planting more trees, increasing the variety of tree species, using wood for buildings and other products and for energy in place of fossil fuels all help combat the effects of climate change."

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