Urban Forest Policy Library

How have other cities around the world crafted policies to protect, manage and grow their urban forests? How can your own city learn from their policies to catalyze more ambitious action? Browse this library of policy documents from cities around the world and use them as a reference to develop new policies or update older policies.

The featured policies represent good practices in policymaking, such as setting a clear vision, defining key targets and actions, taking steps to involve diverse stakeholders, identifying fund sources for financing, and making clear plans for monitoring and evaluation. Topic areas covered by the library include how trees affect active transport; biodiversity; data, technology and research; expanding urban tree canopy; green space; pests and disease; risk and resilience; stakeholder engagement; urban forest management; and urban planning.

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