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GLOBAL FOREST-CITY ACTION

We are partnering with great gatherings around the world committed to improve forest management and climate resilience in cities. To advance climate action, Cities4Forests contributes to a growing network of global, regional and local events by sharing knowledge about forests and their coexistence with cities.

  • 13 September 2018
  • 21 March 2019
  • 21 March 2019
  • 1-5 April 2019
  • 22-24 May 2019
  • 18-19 June 2019
  • 25-30 August 2019
  • 29-31 October 2019
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    Global Climate Action Summit

    13 September 2018
    San Francisco, USA

    Cities4Forests was launched at #GCAS18 with 50 founding cities across 6 continents pledging to better conserve, manage,
    and restore forests around the world.

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    UN International Day of Forests

    21 March 2019
    Brussels | Belgium

    Event 1:

     “Innovation for sustainable buildings: Energy efficiency as part of their whole life cycle”

    Panel discussion

    European Parlament, Brussels

    Event 2: “The Role of Forests in Advancing EU Climate Action” Panel discussion

    BOZAR, Brussels

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    Integrating Green And Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure Report Launch

    21 March 2019
    Washington DC | USA

    At this event, the World Bank and WRI will launch a new report, Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure, which explores how nature can act as infrastructure to help meet development and climate goals.

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    6th Mediterranean Forests Week

    1-5 April 2019
    Beirut | Lebanon

    The role of social innovation: the reconfiguring of social practices in response to societal challenges that seek to enhance the outcomes on societal well-being and necessarily include the engagement of civil society actors.

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    Urban Future Global Conference

    22–24 May 2019
    Oslo | Norway

    Join #Cities4Forests at #UFGC19 with #CityChangers.
    You can register through the Urban Future Global Conference website.

    PLENARY

    Scott Francisco
    Pilot Projects

    WHEN

    Day 1 – May 22
    16.00-17.30

    WHERE

    The Hub H2

    The City-Forest Nexus: Building with wood as a climate change alliance. From skyscrapers to pot-scrapers, wood is seen as the most viable material for making a sustainable built environment. What are the best practices and potentials for linking urban wood to the world’s forests and the people who steward them.

    SESSION

    Todd Gartner
    World Resources Institute

    WHEN

    Day 2 – May 23
    9.00-10.30

    WHERE

    DOGA D1

    Nature-based solutions for sustaining water resources. Sharing innovative and unique practices from Cities4Forests founding cities, including how to prioritize action on nature-based solutions to attract finance and investment, to address key enabling conditions, and to monitor and communicate results to residents and decision-makers.

    WORKSHOP

    Scott Francisco
    Pilot Projects

    WHEN

    Day 2 – May 23
    11.00-12.30

    WHERE

    The Hub H7

    The Cities4Forests Workshop brings together city policy, urban development and forests around the wood-city-forest nexus: how to link “wood urbanism” to forest conservation and climate goals, while harnessing the power of urban consumption to benefit global forests, including forest carbon credits, wood procurement case studies and forest risk commodities.

    Scott Francisco
    Pilot Projects

    When

    Day 1 – May 22
    16.00-17.30

    Where

    The Hub H2

    The City-Forest Nexus: Building with wood as a climate change alliance. From skyscrapers to pot-scrapers, wood is seen as the most viable material for making a sustainable built environment. What are the best practices and potentials for linking urban wood to the world’s forests and the people who steward them.

    Todd Gartner
    World Resources Institute

    When

    Day 2 – May 23
    9.00-10.30

    Where

    DOGA D1

    Nature-based solutions for sustaining water resources. Sharing innovative and unique practices from Cities4Forests founding cities, including how to prioritize action on nature-based solutions to attract finance and investment, to address key enabling conditions, and to monitor and communicate results to residents and decision-makers.

    Scott Francisco
    Pilot Projects

    When

    Day 2 – May 23
    11.00-12.30

    Where

    The Hub H7

    The Cities4Forests Workshop brings together city policy, urban development and forests around the wood-city-forest nexus: how to link “wood urbanism” to forest conservation and climate goals, while harnessing the power of urban consumption to benefit global forests, including forest carbon credits, wood procurement case studies and forest risk commodities.

    Note: Cities4Forests is not the conference organizer.

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    Initiative 20×20 Annual Meeting

    18-19 June 2019
    Buenos Aires | Argentina (San Martin Palace)

    High-level meeting focused on “Private Investment and Public Policies” in restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean with around 120 participants, including 10 Ministers of Environment and Agriculture, 20×20 technical partners and 20×20 financial partners. Cities4Forests and its city representatives will show how cities bring added value in building capacity for investable, forest-focused projects in a panel discussion moderated by Cities4Forests researcher Sabin Ray.

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    World Water Week

    25-30 August 2019
    Stockholm  | Sweden

    This event will share insights gained from Cities4Forests on the implication of trees and forests for water at three scales: inner forests which regulate stormwater and reduce flooding risk, nearby forests which ensure the downstream provision of clean drinking water, and faraway forests which produce rainfall for the world’s farm belts.

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    Environmental Markets and Finance Summit

    29–31 October 2019
    Washington, D.C. | USA

    Join AEMI and Forest Trends for a high-level gathering of public, private, and philanthropic communities in forestry, carbon, ecological restoration, water resources management, and corporate sustainability.

    Connect and network with leaders from corporations, local, state and federal agencies, regulators, consultants, providers, and users of offsets, policymakers, nonprofits and universities.

     

    This working summit will advance natural infrastructure and tools that address climate change, including:

    • Leveraging public, private, and philanthropic investments in natural infrastructure for disaster resilience
    • Cross-boundary public and private investments for habitat, climate and water quality
    • Adapting market tools and methodologies for supply chain management of impacts on climate, biodiversity, communities, and water.
    • Market-based mechanisms and strategies
    • Investment strategies with multiple benefits for climate, water, biodiversity, and communities