‘Cities4Forests’ project to conserve green patches
Cities4Forests provides the forum and technical support for linking cities and forests. Participants share an aspiration to help reduce deforestation, restore forests (including more having trees in cities), and manage forests more sustainably. She said the major components of the project include a Mapathon, where the blue and green areas of the city will be identified and recorded. “It comprises preparing the map of green patches, water bodies surrounding it and city-specific details to derive a landscape restoration strategy. Advantages of cities4forestsTechnical assistance and programmes on how to implement or expand urban tree programmes and increase citizen involvement in conservation.