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Will China's Forest Cities Help Fight Against Air Pollution?

One News Page Staff Monday, 3 July 2017
Will China's Forest Cities Help Fight Against Air Pollution?by 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

Global warming and air pollution continue to be two very contentious issues on our plates – while the world continues to squabble over a number of political issues and matters which are even pushing some nations to go to war, the world around us is continuing to evolve. Whether or not you believe that global warming is a risk – and whether or not you believe that it is coming about as a result of man-made actions – there are many things that the world can do to come together and unite against the potential collapse of the environment around us. Short of this seeming like a doomsday message, consider shortening food supplies, increasing air pollution and the melting of ice in the Antarctic – things are changing, and while many of us are making small changes and sacrifices to do our bit, there arguable needs to be bigger strides made to protect our planet in the decades to come.

China – one of the most densely-populated and developed countries on the planet – has largely taken the lead in recent years when it comes to offering eco-friendly policies and innovations. The country is seeking to cut their toxic emissions by boosting their natural profile – and how better to do this than to design and build a ‘forest city’ – a modern metropolis built into a planted forest of up to 40,000 trees?

The so-called forest city which is currently being touted as a potential helping hand in the fight against air pollution will supposedly house up to 30,000 citizens – and could also play host to around a million plants and 40,000 trees set to adorn the eco-friendly metropolis. It’s thought that such a project will swallow up 10,000 tons of CO2 and provide 900 tons of oxygen in return – a colossal boost to the environment and one which China is certainly not taking lightly. It’s thought that the city – currently named the Liuzhou Forest City – will be self-sustainable, and will have links to neighboring cities through electric commuting.

The project is slated to arrive potentially in 2020, making it a surprisingly close arrival indeed – and with China among the most populated countries in the world, it is heartening to see such a project take flight. Will the concept of a forest city work in practice – and could it take on elsewhere? Time will tell – the next decade could open very positively indeed for green issues.

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