Launched at Treework Environmental Practice's Trees and Urban Climate Adaptation seminar last week's, the charter aims for a more co-ordinated approach to lobbying for trees.
Signatories are asked to lend their support to a series of seven statements. These are to work together to:
- Maintain and enhance the natural beauty and amenity of urban green space.
- Help reduce the environmental footprint of cities.
- Encourage environmental understanding through local care and stewardship of trees.
- Reduce surface run-off in towns and cities and their upstream water catchments to reduce the risk of flooding.
- Develop the necessary policies and delivery programmes with clear lines of responsibility.
- Deliver the funds necessary to enhance and maintain the green infrastructure and biodiversity of urban environments.
- Help cities remain as comfortable places to live and work in the face of climate change.