Protection and Restoration: How to maintain and improve your urban forest

Event posted by Coline Laurent
Friday, 24 November 2023 - 9:00 to 10:30 (Europe/Brussels)
Online (Brussels/Europe)

This event is the final of a webinar series proposed by the EU-funded project CLEARING HOUSE.


Clearing House addresses a global challenge that unites European and Chinese cities in their quest to develop more resilient cities and liveable societies in order to improve human wellbeing. Its main focus is on tree-based green infrastructure which is the basis for “urban forests as nature-based solutions”. Urban Forests as nature-based solutions (UF-NbS) are a subset of nature-based solutions that build on tree-based urban ecosystems to address societal challenges, simultaneously providing ecosystem services for human well-being and biodiversity benefits. UF-NbS include peri-urban and urban forests, forested parks, small woods in urban areas, and trees in public and private spaces.

About the webinar series

Based on the thematic guidelines developed by CLEARING HOUSE experts to assist stakeholders across Europe, China, and globally in implementing Urban Forests as Nature-Based Solutions (UFNBS), four webinars are being delivered on November 15, 17, 22 and 24. 

Each webinar will be available in English and Mandarin with live translations. Target audience for the webinars include professionals and practitioners spanning policy, planning, and practice.

Webinar 4: Protection and Restoration: How to maintain and improve your urban forest

 Urban forests stand out as key solutions to climate change as long as they cater to the needs of diverse groups, but they require protection and restoration to fulfil their role in green infrastructure. How should the restoration of green-blue infrastructure be carried out? What are the main challenges facing this restoration and how could they be overcome? Why is it important to ensure the multifunctionality of green spaces in urban environments?

The programme will be made available soon. 

Moderation will be provided by Dorsa Sheikholeslami, Nature-based Solutions Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).