Skip to main content

International Day of Forests - Forests and Sustainable Cities

International Day of Forests - Forests and Sustainable Cities

21 March 2018
Geneva Switzerland

Vertical forests, vertical farming, and vertical high-rise wood constructions: the denser our cities become, the greater the need to address the lack of space available for plants and trees, and to think about innovative ways of integrating natural systems into our urban spaces – where the sky is the only limit.

Join our celebration of this year's International Day of Forests, with a special focus on Forests and Sustainable Cities. This year, the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section has joined forces with the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva to organize a series of short lectures, which showcase unique ways in which forests have gone 'vertical'. The event will gather eminent speakers presenting innovative ideas on urban farming, wood construction and architecture, showing that technology and ingenuity have no limits.

Concept note

The theme of International Day of Forests is decided by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.