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Living With Environmental Change Partnership (LWEC) have released the first of a series of climate change report cards. It summarises the latest scientific evidence and understanding of how climate change is affecting UK terrestrial biodiversity. C3W’s Director of Outreach, Clive Walmsley, was part of the working group that produced the card.

e Report Card has simplified the assessments to provide an overall confidence level of high (H), medium  (M) or low (L). Low confidence results are still based on evidence and still reflect expert judgment.�

The Report Card has simplified the assessments to provide an overall confidence level of high (H), medium (M) or low (L). Low confidence results are still based on evidence and still reflect expert judgment.

Available to download at http://www.lwec.org.uk/resources/report-cards/biodiversity along with 15 technical review papers, each commissioned to provide in-depth analyses of specific topics covering attribution, mammals, invertebrates, protected areas, terrestrial habitats, range shifts, long-term populations, bryophytes & lichens, non-native species, coastal habitats, migration, phenology, ecosystem services, mechanisms and genetics.

The report concludes that “… much more change is on the way, even on the most conservative interpretation of the climate change projections now available.” and that conservation and land management techniques need adapting to factor in these risks and opportunities.