Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Simone Borelli


Zhuhai Declaration: make forests and trees central to Asia-Pacific's future urban planning

"We wish to send a message... reaffirming our belief that forests and trees in and around cities are the key element to make cities in the Asia-Pacific region greener, healthier and happier and more resilient to climate change..." is one of the key statements in the Zhuhai Declaration, the outcome document of the First Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting, which calls for large-scale urban greening to improve the lives and livelihoods of citizens in the region's rapidly growing cities.

Read more in the meeting summary of the First Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting, co-organized by FAO, the Urban Forestry Research Center of the State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China, and the host city of Zhuhai, from 6 to 8 April, and read more about FAO's work on Urban and Peri-urban Forestry.

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