Importance of Urban Forests: Why Money Really Grows on Trees.
Although our exploding cities account for only 2% of the total land area on Earth, they account for 70% of the world’s GDP in terms of economic development, consume over 60% of global energy, contribute about 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and produce 70% of global waste. Managing our cities has never been more urgent. This article gives us some perspective of how some sectors of society are engaging to improve our lot in progressive urban development.
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