Forestry and Climate Change Partnership
The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is among signatories to the 2022 Forestry and Climate Change Adaptation Accord.
The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is a member of the Forestry and Climate Change Partnership (FCCP ).We are among signatories to the 2022 Forestry and Climate Change Adaptation Accord.
FCCP members include more than 30 forestry, conservation and government organisations. The Adaptation Accord published reaffirms a commitment to work together. Download the Accord below.
It sets out a collective vision that Britain’s trees, woods and forests are resilient to climate change. Resilient woods will be able to meet their full potential to provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Climate change has many associated environmental impacts. These include drought, flooding, fire, pests and pathogens which present serious threats to the health of our trees woods and forests.
There is an urgent need to improve the resilience of both newly created and existing woodland to climate change. This requires significant change to widely accepted systems of woodland and land management. Greater awareness is needed for the importance of adopting a broader range of species. Diversity of genetics, age and stand structure and connectivity in the landscape are also required.
The FCCP is working to communicate the case for adaptation. The partnership will provide training and education, inform research priorities and contribute to policy development.
Organisations can show their support for the Accord by signing up online.
The RFS was also a signatory to the Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of forests, woods and trees in England, prepared by the Forestry Climate Change Working Group 2018.