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An Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment, which provides a measure of a community’s tree canopy cover, is important for understanding the extent of a community’s forest or tree resource.
In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre released a report “Transformation is Feasible” to the Club of Rome on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries.
Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.
Participants will learn about the potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of the eastern US.
Although the effects of climate on species richness are known, regional processes
may lead to different species richness–climate relationships across continents
North American forests and forest management institutions are experiencing a wide range of significant ecological disturbances and socioeconomic changes, which point to the need for enhanced resilience.
A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public.
In this research, Wellington New Zealand is chosen as the study area. Ecologically fragmented and rapidly growing, the city has been established and continues to expand at one of the most valuable ecosystem junctions in the Southern Hemisphere.
The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by 193 States Members in 2015 and provide a global framework to address sustainability challenges facing the planet.
The Public Gardens Sustainability Index represents a holistic approach to define principles and best practices for operational sustainability, sector-wide.