The Woodland Trust is supporting WWF’s Earth Hour on 28 March. On that Saturday evening at 8.30pm thousands of people, businesses and iconic buildings will turn off their lights for an hour to send a message to the world’s leaders that we want action on climate change.
Climate change is the greatest threat to ancient woodland – it will mean that species have to move to respond to changing climate conditions, but we have already lost so much of our natural habitats including ancient woodland that it will be difficult for species to move as far or as fast as they need to. 2009 is a big year for climate policy globally.
We need a global deal on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the climate change summit in Copenhagen at the end of the year. The deal needs to include tough global emissions reduction standards and also action to help nature and people adapt to the impacts of climate change we already face.
The UK Government has shown some leadership by passing a climate change law with some ambitious targets, but we now need action to meet these targets. You can send a message by taking part in Earth Hour on 28 March.
Visit WWF’s Earth Hour website for more information and resources
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