About the event

Sustainable urban forestry is an integrative and cost-effective nature-based solution that can help to develop greener, more sustainable, and resilient cities by providing vital benefits for health and wellbeing, sustainable development, climate adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity, and disaster risk reduction.  

This round table aimed to engage governments in the discussion about national and local policies and tools that are currently available to support urban and peri-urban forestry so that it can effectively contribute to achieving agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, and other global, national and local goals. Furthermore, exchanges also focused on financial mechanisms and forms of cooperation implemented by governments to advance sustainable urban forestry as an integrative solution.

UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, FAO