City mayors urge governments, business to help them protect forests

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From Paris to Jakarta and Sao Paulo, close to 60 mayors of major cities on Wednesday called on governments and companies to ramp up forest protection as they pledged to green their own streets. The declaration, signed by leaders of 57 cities on six continents representing more than 170 million people, was organised by the Cities4Forests initiative, a network of cities committed to conserving and restoring forests. Read more | source: