Every day, the world is bombarded with news of drought, heatwaves, and climate-induced natural hazards. The global community has never been this concerned about biodiversity, climate change, the well-being of the people, and the health of the planet.
Now that we are talking about SDG-15: Life on Land, cities are of particular concern. Nearly 78% of the energy consumed is producing 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions. Urban areas are not just a contributor to climate change but also challenging biodiversity.
While urban cities provide a lot of vital benefits, the richness of plant and animal life is diminishing at an alarming rate. According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, nearly one million species are on the verge of extinction. These losses along with the loss of forests and changes in ecosystems have accelerated climate change.
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