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Advancing the sustainable management of urban trees and forests

Advancing the sustainable management of urban trees and forests

A virtual peer-to-peer learning roundtable

04 October 2021 16:00 - 18:00
Logo of the Trees in Cities Challenge

Urban trees and forests are a cost-efficient and scalable nature-based solution that can play a key role for sustainable development and climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities. Many cities are strengthening efforts to integrate urban trees and forests into their resilience strategies and to develop or update urban forestry masterplans. However, while doing so, cities have faced many challenges.

 

This event provided a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for city representatives and experts to discussed how trees and forests can be integrated into urban planning, understand how trees can be sustainably grown in cities, and share experiences on innovative approaches to finance sustainable urban forestry.

 

City representatives, including from Barcelona, Mexico City, Moscow and Victoria, and experts shared examples and proven practices for addressing these challenges, and discussed with peers.

 

The webinar was organized as part of UNECE’s “Trees in Cities Challenge”, a global campaign inviting mayors to pledge, restore, protect, and sustainably manage urban trees and forests. Mayors are invited to make pledges for actions through 2022 and to join the community of cities exchanging experience as part of their participation in the Challenge.

 

The recording of the event is available in English here and in Russian here. Find the news story related to the event here.

For questions related to the event, please contact treesincities.ece-faoforests@un.org.

Presentations

18289 _ Greening urban planning, City of Barcelona _ 360625 _ English _ 773 _ 337857 _ pdf
18289 _ Greening urban planning, Mexico City _ 360627 _ English _ 773 _ 337858 _ pdf
18289 _ Greening urban planning, Cecil Konijnendijk _ 360628 _ English _ 773 _ 337859 _ pdf
18289 _ Growing trees in cities, Brooke Stark _ 360629 _ English _ 773 _ 337860 _ pdf
18289 _ Growing trees in cities, Phillip Rodbell _ 360630 _ English _ 773 _ 337861 _ pdf
18289 _ Growing trees in cities, Sergey Rysin _ 360631 _ English _ 773 _ 337862 _ pdf
18289 _ Financing urban forestry, Paola Agostini and Larissa Duma _ 360633 _ English _ 773 _ 337864 _ pdf
18289 _ Financing urban forestry, Yvonne Lynch _ 360634 _ English _ 773 _ 337865 _ pdf