A tree awakening

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City of Ljubljana - Brussels Capital Region- Barcelona Metropolitan Area

11 June 2021

10:30-12:30 CEST


‘A tree on your doorstep is a forest in your mind’ – building and strengthening awareness about Urban Forests in European cities and regions.

Three recently awarded ‘Tree Ci3ties of the World’; City of Ljubljana, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and Brussels Capital Region are taking the lead on promoting the crucial role of urban trees towards greener and more resilient cities and urban regions. Urban trees and forests provide vital infrastructure for healthy and happy citizens, protecting and enhancing biodiversity and co-creating a climate-adapted built environment. The three cities and regions differ in character but have demonstrated a commitment to urban trees within the framework of urban forestry, green infrastructure and the enhancement of local ecosystem services.  

Calling it a ‘tree awakening’ and as a partner event of the EU Green Week, the  European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF), European Forest Institute (EFI) and CLEARING HOUSE project, bring together these three cities and regions to kick-off an activity – focus - celebration of trees on June 11, 10:30-12:30 CEST and to build and strengthen existing relationships at a continental level. The 2-hour interactive online event is targeted at practitioners, researchers, policymakers, journalists and citizens eager to explore ways to work together towards a greener and more resilient future in cities around Europe and beyond. 

Following the online event, there will be a call-to-action from high-level city representatives for other urban regions around Europe to step up towards recognizing, building awareness, communicating and taking ownership of the benefits of urban trees for all living being in a city.

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Read more about this event: A tree awakening – join us in celebrating urban trees on 11 June