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The approach has the commitment of the mayors of Lima and other provincial cities of the country, next to the citizens, who are convinced of the environmental benefits offered by the increasement in the number of urban trees: air purification, temperature reduction, expansion of green areas, among others.
- The approach has the commitment of the mayors of Lima and other provincial cities of the country, next to the citizens, who are convinced of the environmental benefits offered by the increasement in the number of urban trees: air purification, temperature reduction, expansion of green areas, among others.
As part of the event, native trees were planted in “La Muralla” Park, with the participation of Paula Carrión Tello, Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, who afirmed that this sector has been working to make Lima, a city committed with the environment.
“We deserve to live in a healthy and sustainable city, filled with trees and a friendly environment. As the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, we’re strongly committed to achieve the goals of this initiative through an articulated work between the central government, the Municipality of Lima and citizens. Therefore, I make a call to action for everyone to plant a tree in one of their district’s park”, she emphasized.
Also, Carrión Tello informed that Machu Picchu’s Mayor, Darwin Baca, expressed his adherence to start planting a million trees in his jurisdiction.
Luis Alberto Gonzales Zúñiga, Executive Director of SERFOR, in addition, pointed that urban forestry provides plenty of benefits to cities and contributes to the fight against climate change. “The increseament of trees allows citizens to appreciate more the place where they live”, he added.
“As SERFOR, we’ll support the work of all the mayors of Perú so we can achieve the goal of 10 million trees”, Gonzales Zúñiga reiterated.
Cecilia Espiche, the general secretary of SERPAR; Kurt Holle, WWF Peru Country Director; Anna Zucchetti from “Mi Ciudad” Platform, Adapt Chile, civil organizations and neighbours also joined this event.
In the same way, the mayors of Lima, Tahuamanu, Jauja, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Huamanga, Machu Picchu and Independencia shared the advances from the initiatives for the protection of natural infrastructure and adaptation to climate change of their own cities. This ideas were presented in the Regional Workshop of Good Practices convened in the Hall of Mirrors of the Municipality of Lima.