England’s most familiar landscapes, their wildlife and habitats, will experience wide-ranging changes in the face of climate change, and significant changes to the way we manage our land are needed to allow our natural environment to adapt.
Natural England’s Character Area Climate Change Project focuses on four of the 159 ‘Character Areas’ in England. ‘Character Areas’ are areas of English countryside that contain a unique combination of landscape, wildlife, natural and cultural features. Together they provide a picture of the variety of landscapes to be found across England.
Natural England’s Character Area Climate Change Project is designed to assess the impact of climate change on the natural environment. Four reports, March 2009 (see refs below) will now be used to engage local communities, land managers and organisations to find approaches that deliver successful and long term adaptation to climate change. The approach taken with these reports will be extended across England over the next year into five more pilot areas.
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- Natural England maps out a future for climate change, March 31, 2009