albania bonn: Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing The dinner occurred hours after Helps pledged Victoria as the first Canadian city to participate in the United Nations Trees in Cities Initiative, which challenged mayors of cities around the world to boost their urban forests as a means to lower carbon pollution, according to National Observer. Standing with the mayors of Triana, Albania; Bonn, Germany; and Helsingbord, Sweden, Helps vowed to plant 5,000 trees. If the forest collapses in the climate crisis, the people of Papua New Guinea will not be able to survive, the governor told Helps, before making a direct plea for the help of western cities like Victoria and Nelson. It's not a very ambitious goal, Helps admitted in an interview with National Observer in New York. So 5,000 is a good start, she said. But the actual footprint of the city of Victoria is tiny it's just 20 square kilometers. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.