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Let’s Make Our Cities Greener.. !!

The global warming is on the increase due to excessive burning of fossil fuel, industrialization, urbanization, denuding of forest cover and environment pollution. It has been forecasted that the global warmth will increase by about 4 0C   by the end of this century.

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“Let’s breathe life into our cities”

"Million Trees"

National City Shading Program 

Commences on August 2018


Starting from the city of Kandy

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THU,02 AUG 2018

Kickoff Web page launched for Million Trees Program

THU,07 AUG 2018

Official Launch of the Million Trees Web Page with press conference

THU,09 AUG 2018

Commence of Million Trees Program from the city of Kandy

For the most part, the rapid expansion of cities takes place without any land use planning strategy and the resulting human pressure has highly damaging effects on forests, landscapes, as well as green areas in and around cities. The environmental impacts of urbanization are often intensified by climate change and include increased pollution, decreased availability of food and resources, as well as increased poverty and frequency of extreme climatic events. Also urban trees can help to mitigate some of the negative impacts and social consequences of urbanization, and thus make cities more resilient to these changes.

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Vision and Mission:
Green Cities for A Sustainable Urban Life...

Establishment of one million trees in year 2025

   

------- Environment and Landscape Division -------

Urban Development Authority