The UN 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) set the state for humanity to do more on forests to eliminate deforestation and also drive the effort for reforestation. Restoring 350 million hectares of degraded land with trees by 2030 and reducing deforestation rates by half in the next 15 years will help keep global temperatures under 2 C increase.
The devastating effects of Galamsey (Illegal Mining) menace on the environment especially the destruction of large tracks of forest belt for illegal gold mining makes the Green Republic call even more justifiable and pressing for Ghanaians especially the youth.
We do not have to lose sight of the fact that the climate fight is also about public health because the same sources of emissions that cause global warming also produce pollutants that damage our health.
Trees absorb odors, pollutant gases and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.
Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your energy bills, while helping to fight climate change.
Sycamore and oak are among the many urban species that provide excellent urban homes for birds, bees, possums and squirrels.
Though tropical rainforest cover only 6% of the planet's surface, they account for the production of 40% of oxygen in the planet.
Trees are the best known “technology” to cool our planet by absorbing carbon dioxide, evaporating water that forms clouds and absorbing sunlight with their dark leaves.
Trees have health benefits. 1 out of 4 medicines we take are derived from trees or plants. Access to trees, green spaces, and parks promotes greater physical activity, and reduces stress.
Trees are the oldest and largest living organisms on earth. They support life and keep the natural balance of our planet. They also play a fundamental role in climate change. Each year, a single tree has the ability to remove 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air.
Where a canopy of trees exists, apartments and offices rent more quickly and have a higher occupancy rate; workers report more productivity and less absenteeism.