For the Third Consecutive Year, Bogotá is Recognized as 'Tree City of the World'

For the Third Year, Bogotá is Recognized as 'Tree City of the World
The recognition reflects the actions for the creation of urban forests and ecosystemic corridors defined in the Master Plan 'Bogota Reverdece' (Bogotá greens up).
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28
Mar
2023

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As a fortunate coincidence, on March 21st, in celebration of International Day of Forests, the Arbor Day Foundation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) awarded Bogotá the recognition for the third consecutive year as one of the "Tree City of the World," meaning it is part of the group of cities and countries that have a technical, sustainable, and participatory approach to their vegetation cover: trees, gardens, and orchards.

In this way, the Colombian capital joins the 128 cities from 21 countries that hold this membership and reaffirms its commitment to urban, young, adult, and heritage tree planting.

It is worth remembering that Bogotá is the second Colombian city to receive this recognition for its outstanding forest management, following Barranquilla, which was awarded in February 2020.

Since then, the city, through the José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden, has continued to report relevant technical information on aspects such as comprehensive management of trees and green areas, governance and planning, compliance with regulations, and tree planning to the international organizations leading the Tree Cities of the World Program.

With this tweet, the Botanical Garden celebrated the recognition from the FAO:

"The membership awarded by the FAO to Bogotá acknowledges the efforts that the Mayor's Office has been making in the framework of the 'A New Social and Environmental Contract for 21st Century Bogotá' Development Plan, as well as the actions taken to create urban forests and ecological corridors as defined in the 'Bogotá Reverdece' Master Plan.

The membership delivered by FAO to Bogota accounts for the efforts that the Mayor's Office has been advancing in the framework of the Development Plan 'A New Social and Environmental Contract for the Bogota of the 21st Century', as well as the actions for the conformation of urban forests and ecosystemic corridors defined in the Master Plan 'Bogotá Reverdece' (Bogotá greens up).

"We are very proud to maintain this membership for the third consecutive year. Undoubtedly, the greening of the Capital has been one of Mayor Claudia Lopez's flags, not only because of the roadmap outlined by the Master Plan but also because of the way women have influenced the actions to improve and enrich the vegetation cover so that we continue to make Bogotá the caring, inclusive, sustainable, and conscious city for which we are all responsible," said Martha Liliana Perdomo, Director of the Botanical Garden of Bogotá.