United Nations Latest Take On Climate Change | News
The United Nations has stepped into the weather arena by suggesting all the world’s cities to protect their trees. According to the United Nations trees can ease the fallout from natural disasters and can help a metropolis mitigate the effects of climate change. It’s a controversial issue. What do you think?
Here’s the statement from officials at the UN:
"Good practices in urban and peri-urban forestry can contribute to building a resilient city in terms of mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change."
-Senior Official, UN Food and Agriculture Organistion(FAO)
"The accelerating rate of natural disturbances affecting cities such as storms, droughts, floods and landslides reminds us that resilience to disasters is of critical importance and that trees play an important role in protecting city environments."
- Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-general for forestry at the Rome-based FAO.