A world where cities and forests thrive together

From distant rainforests to neighbourhood street trees, forests provide tremendous benefits to urban areas such as clean air and water, climate resilience and biodiversity, better human health and wellbeing. Forests also provide jobs, recreation and a nature-based solutions for city infrastructure.

Cities4Forests is an initiative to connect those forests with cities around the world – to fight climate change together.

Based in Washington D.C. but spanning from Accra to to Mexico City, it’s led by more than 60 cities to better conserve, manage and restore inner forests (such as city trees, urban parks and other green infrastructure), nearby forests (like watershed drainage basins) and faraway forests, especially tropical forests…

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