The United Nations recognized Mumbai as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World.’
The UN and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN jointly recognized Mumbai as the Tree City.
Moreover, Mumbai is now one of the leading globals networks in urban and community forestry.
BMC officials said Mumbai received recognition for its “commitment to growing and maintaining urban trees and greenery in building healthy, resilient and happy cities.”
Mumbai: From ‘Dream City’ to ‘Tree City’
After Hyderabad, Mumbai is the second city to receive recognition.
With the backing of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the Chief Executive Officer of the Arbor Day Foundation, in a special letter written in honor of the city of Mumbai, Dan Lamb has congratulated the city of Mumbai.
Furthermore, On April 6, Arbor Day Foundation CEO, Dan Lambe, told BMC, “on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we congratulate Mumbai city on earning 2021 Tree Cities of the World recognition for the first time.”
“Mumbai city is now part of an important global network leading the way in urban and community forestry.”
“Congratulations for earning this prestigious status.”
The prestige of being the ‘Tree City’
Superintendent of gardens department, Jitendra Pardeshi, said, “The United Nations’ ‘Tree City of the World’ program provides direction, assistance, and worldwide recognition for communities’ dedication to its urban forest, and provides a framework for a healthy, sustainable urban forestry.”
“The corporation had applied for the recognition in January citing its initiative for tree plantation, Miyawaki forests and various innovative tree care activities.”
He further said that worldwide, cities are being evaluated based on various standards such as Miyawaki forests established in the BMC area, regular tree planting, public awareness, and allocation of relevant resources.
The UN announcement declaring Mumbai as the Tree City is truly prestigious.
Additionally, Mumbai has set an example globally for higher environmental standards.