With their high concentrations of people, influence, and consumption, cities’ actions will be key to meeting climate change targets and protecting the planet. Tropical forests hold vast amounts of carbon, are home to most of our land-based biodiversity, and play a vital role in maintaining water cycles.
Cities are often unaware that their consumption is responsible for the majority of tropical deforestation, through everyday commodities like palm oil, soy, rubber, cacao, metals, petroleum, coffee and wood.
And although tropical forests represent 30% of the total climate solution, cities have not yet incorporated forest conservation into their climate change agendas.
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