Climate Action Plans Include Urban Forestry
Climate Change is here. The days are hotter, sea levels are rising, extreme weather events are happening locally and globally. California is progressive in many respects in dealing with these impacts.
From AB 32 to the Governor’s Order S-3-05 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, California’s cities and counties are creating Climate Action Plans packed with adaptation and mitigation strategies to help lower greenhouse gases and make suitable changes to adapt to climate change impacts. Some areas are more progressive and have identified and put into action urban and community forestry as effective climate change solutions.
We are developing a list of these leading Climate Actions Plans (below). Our hope is that these Climate Action Plans with Urban and Community Forestry elements will serve as examples for other communities.
- City of Chicago, IL Climate Action Plan (Using trees and green spaces 20-23, 36-38, 40-43)
Also see this article: On how Chicago is using green spaces for cooling
Send us your case studies about urban forestry. These green spaces can help fight climate change, while making our communities more livable and more resilient.
Sacred Seedlings is a global initiative to support forest conservation, reforestation, urban forestry, carbon capture, sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation. Sustainable land management and land use are critical to the survival of entire ecosystems.
Sacred Seedlings is a U.S.-based program that supports the vision of local stakeholders. We have projects ready across Africa. We seek additional projects elsewhere around the world. We also seek volunteers, sponsors and donors of cash and in-kind support. Write to Gary Chandler for more information firstname.lastname@example.org