What is it?
Urban Forests are city's carbon buster. Trees, plants, and green havens – they're superheroes in the battle against carbon pollution. They gobble up CO2 from the air, making our skies cleaner. But wait, there's more! They're sneaky about it too. By cooling the city, they help cut energy use for air conditioning, slashing CO2 emissions. It's a two-for-one deal: greener city, less carbon, and a cooler world.
Why it matters.
Did you know that cities are responsible for an alarming 75% of the world's CO2 emissions? That's right, buildings and transportation are the main culprits here. And guess what? We're all moving to cities, like 68% of the world by 2050. CO2, the troublemaker, makes our cities hotter, and we're talking sweltering heatwaves, floods, and storms. Plus, it messes with our air and health.
What you can do.
Want to reduce carbon pollution in your city? Choose eco-friendly and budget-friendly options like trees, green spaces, and renewable energy projects. Trees and green spaces beautify the city and clean the air, while renewable energy projects like solar and wind power cut harmful emissions and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.