The City of Helsingborg has planted just over 18,000 trees and 60 different species in two years
“Our participation in the UN’s initiative has great symbolic value and is important on a global level, but it is even more important for us here locally. We are contributing in a real way to a better climate and a higher quality of life for the people of Helsingborg in so many respects. Here we are really thinking long term for future generations,” says Mayor of Helsingborg Peter Danielsson.
The city’s tree planting projects are part of H22, Helsingborg’s major innovation and welfare initiative to develop future solutions that improve quality of life in a smarter, more sustainable city. On 30 May-3 July 2022, Helsingborg invites the world to explore and develop sustainable and innovative solutions during the international event H22 City Expo.
Urban trees and forests in the spotlight as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration commences
In March 2019, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021 – 2030 to be the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and called for action at all levels to protect and restore degraded ecosystems and reverse biodiversity loss. Adding to their climate change mitigation and health benefits, urban trees and forests offer a unique opportunity for policy-makers at the local level to contribute to the Decade.