Why we create Urban Forests
The benefits are wholistic from addressing climate change, mitigating the impact of natural disasters, improving public health and well being to creating sustainable economic recovery!
— Supporting positive mental health, well-being and cognitive development
— Supporting physical health and cleaner air
— Opportunities for recreation and community
— Contributing to climate change mitigation
— Cooling urban temperatures
— Supporting biodiversity
— Reducing disaster risks
— Creating opportunities for urban food production.
— Creating green economy opportunities
Source: UNECE/ FAO Forest Report on urban forests and peri-urban forestry.