Forest City Project 2018


21 March 2018 ~ UN International Day of Forest 2018 ~ Forests in Sustainable Cities

Opening remarks:
EU Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella, video message

Thaís Linhares-Juvenal, Team Leader Forest Governance and Economics Forestry, Policy and Resources Division, FAO Forestry

Jeremy Wall, DG Growth, Unit C.2 – Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials

On the Future of Forest Work and the City Forest Alliance: Scott Francisco, Founder & Director, Pilot Projects

16:00 – The Future Is Now: Making Cities More Sustainable

How green spaces, parks, trees and nature in cities is creating health benefits: Kate Reilly, EU Programme Officer, Nature-Based Solutions, IUCN)

How the “City of Trees” in Manchester, UK, is expanding: Pete Stringer, Technical and GI Planning Manager, City of Trees team

How forest products are connected to building material and structures in making cities more sustainable: Hugues Frère, Director of the Hout info bois

17:15 – Conservation International Video: “Nature is Speaking, Tropical Forests”

17:30 – Implementing the Green Economy: The Value of Wood 

How the global circular economy and forest management are being influenced: Frederik Vaes, Head of the Forest Department, Brussels Environment Agency

How to make sustainability inclusive and credible: Xavier Noyon, EU Affairs Representative, PEFC

How consumer habits will change the flow of sustainable development funds to developing countries. Herbert Lust, Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Conservation International

18:30 – Cocktail & Virtual Reality “UNDER THE CANOPY” experience with Conservation International

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21/03/2018 - 21/03/2018

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