Partner program to link cities and forests
Cities4Forests is providing seed funding of up to US$70,000 for European cities to launch seven Partner Forests programs in 2021. These cities are being invited to source tropical hardwood from exemplary community forest conservation enterprises, to be used in prominent city infrastructure. Source: Timberbiz
Projects will showcase the community enterprise protecting the forest and the conservation benefits of using sustainably sourced wood.
These high-visibility exchanges will promote consumer awareness, forest stewardship, and urban policies that exhibit leadership on climate and biodiversity. Cities can help sequester millions of tons of carbon through partnerships with forest communities who are successfully conserving tropical forests, an activity which is a major step towards restoring the earth’s carbon balance.