Thursday, April 8, 2010

Trees for Cities calls for candidates to commit to increase urban tree canopy by 10 percent over next 40 years; London, UK

Tree Charity Manifesto Calls On Parties For Investment In Urban Future:
Independent charity Trees for Cities has called for a commitment from candidates at the general election to a ten percent increase in the urban tree canopy over the next forty years.

Environmental deprivation and lack of contact with nature is at the heart of many of the socio-economic problems faced by our deprived urban communities today, particularly the young. In addition, it is well documented that the effects of climate change will disproportionately hit these communities because they haven’t the protection of adequate green cover and access to green areas.

The urban tree planting charity Trees for Cities' 2010 manifesto is calling on political parties to make investment in urban spaces now to ameliorate problems of the future.

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