Urban Forests and the SDGs infographicsUPF can provide a key contribution to the achievement of the recently approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by increasing the sustainability of cities and urban communities (SDG 11), by providing food and claen water (SDG 2 and 6), by increasing incomes and job opportunities (SDG 1), by promoting outdoor recreation activities and cleaning the air (SDG 3), by producing renewable energy and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation (SDG 7 and 13), by improving soil quality a nd hosting biodiversity (SDG 15), by fostering green economy (SDG 8).

Benefits of urban trees infographicsLarge urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, while decreasing blood pressure and stress. Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and save energy used for heating by 20–50%. Trees provide habitat, food and protection to plants and animals, increasing urban biodiversity...planting trees today is essential for future generations!

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