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dc.titleGlobal urban reforestation can be an important natural climate solution
dc.contributor.authorTeo, Hoong Chen
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Yiwen
dc.contributor.authorSarira, Tasya Vadya
dc.contributor.authorFung, Tze Kwan
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Qiming
dc.contributor.authorSong, Xiao Ping
dc.contributor.authorChong, Kwek Yan
dc.contributor.authorKoh, Lian Pin
dc.identifier.citationTeo, Hoong Chen, Zeng, Yiwen, Sarira, Tasya Vadya, Fung, Tze Kwan, Zheng, Qiming, Song, Xiao Ping, Chong, Kwek Yan, Koh, Lian Pin (2021-03-01). Global urban reforestation can be an important natural climate solution. Environmental Research Letters 16 (3) : 034059. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThe climate mitigation potential of urban nature-based solutions (NBSs) is often perceived as insignificant and thus overlooked, as cities primarily pursue NBSs for local ecosystem services. Given the rising interest and capacities in cities for such projects, the potential of urban forests for climate mitigation needs to be better understood. We modelled the global potential and limits of urban reforestation worldwide, and find that 10.9 ± 2.8 Mha of land (17.6% of all city areas) are suitable for reforestation, which would offset 82.4 ± 25.7 MtCO2e yr?1 of carbon emissions. Among the cities analysed, 1189 are potentially able to offset >25% of their city carbon emissions through reforestation. Urban natural climate solutions should find a place on global and local agendas. © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd
dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltd
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectClimate mitigation
dc.subjectEcosystem services
dc.subjectNatural climate solutions
dc.subjectNature-based solutions
dc.subjectUrban forests
dc.subjectUrban reforestation
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.contributor.departmentDEAN'S OFFICE (SCIENCE)
dc.description.sourcetitleEnvironmental Research Letters
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