Using a newly launched scenario-based learning game, pre-teens can try their hand at building a better world in the classroom — one based on a deeper understanding of the ways in which forests and trees can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live.
Read about major recent and forthcoming activities of FAO Forestry and its partners in the latest issue of the Department’s e-newsletter, inFO news.
Edwin Loyola of the Philippines is the 2018 winner of the International Day of Forests photo contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winner will receive an award at the biennial session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) in Rome, Italy in July 2018.
Investing in green spaces can help transform cities into more sustainable, resilient, healthy, equitable and pleasant places to live, said FAO ahead of the International Day of Forests (21 March 2018).
More people live in cities than ever before and by 2050, 6 billion people or as much as 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas. But rapid urbanization does not need to result in polluted urban sprawl. Trees and urban forests can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live by cooling the air, filtering out harmful pollutants and mitigating the effects of climate change.
To celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March and this year’s theme, Forests and sustainable cities, we’re asking you to go outside and take a picture of the forests and trees in your town or city and the people who benefit from them. The winner of the contest will join us at FAO headquarters in Rome at the biennial session of the FAO Committee on Forestry in July .
FAO has launched today a new online platform for reporting on the status and trends of the world’s forest resources. The platform enables countries to increase the efficiency of their reporting process and improve the consistency, reliability and transparency of forest data.