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Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

Water is essential to human health and well-being. In cities, leaders strive to provide secure access to clean, safe and affordable water. In rural areas, farmers hope […]

City Of Trees: Growing More Trees For Greater Manchester

The ground-breaking movement aims to plant three million trees; one for every man, woman and child living in Greater Manchester, UK. Launched in November 2015, the City of Trees […]

Under Threat: Europe’s Old-Growth Forests

On 21 March people worldwide celebrate the UN International Day of Forests (#IntForestDay). Forests are essential for life on Earth: they are the largest stores of carbon after oceans […]

Why city-dwellers should care about forests

Trees in urban areas make people healthier and happier. Trees shade city streets and parks raise property values. Trees provide cooling shade and help moderate run-off after […]

Forests Simply Provide Better Health

72% of Europeans live in a city or urban area. Bettering the quality of life, forests have huge value in the urban environment. Everyone has a favourite […]

The Cities4Forests Toolbox: Connecting Cities with Tools to Understand and Manage Forests

Mérida, a city in Mexico’s lush Yucatán Peninsula, is home to 2.3 million trees, which cover over 20 percent of the metropolitan area. Merida’s officials know that […]

From Mangroves to Tin Roofs: Fiji Uses Built and Natural Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation

The sea around Lautoka City, Fiji’s second-largest urban area, is rising 6 millimeters per year. The people of Taiperia Village, an informal settlement on the city’s outskirts, […]

A 5-Step Plan to Protect and Restore Indonesia's Forests

A version of this post originally appeared at Jakarta Post. The most recent global survey of tree cover released by Global Forest Watch revealed a worrying panorama: The world […]

Friday Fun: How 2 Urban Communities Are Protecting Their Trees

As they rapidly develop, many cities around the globe continue to clear urban forests for grey infrastructure. Indeed, roads, buildings and other parts of the built-environment are […]