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nternational Day of Forests 2018 - Forests and Sustainable Cities

nternational Day of Forests 2018 - Forests and Sustainable Cities

Today, on March 21st, we celebrate International Forest Day. The theme this year is  "Forests and Sustainable Cities". More and more people in the world live in cities. According to a UN report by 2030, more than 5 billion people will live in big cities. This makes forests - the green systems of cities even more important for the quality of life of people. Here are some of the "proven" services of urban forests for the benefit of the people: •    Forests and trees store carbon, which helps mitigate the impacts of climate change in and around urban areas. •    Trees also improve the local climate, helping to save energy used for heating by...