Cities are in particular need of trees because greened urban areas can both absorb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce excessive temperature increase. In rural areas, trees can greatly benefit agriculture and ecotourism.
Trees require long-term care after they are planted. This is why, under the Climate Pact, we are further pledging our support to local communities, organisations and citizens who are committed to new tree-planting and caring initiatives.
What will the Pact do?
- Support new tree-planting and -caring initiatives, for example through information and visibility
- Link up with existing resources, networks and platforms
- Offer local authorities solutions to restore, protect and enlarge green urban areas
- Provide a forum for dialogue and cooperation between communities, businesses, landowners and local governments
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