Urban Forest Governance: Achieving effective and collaborative management

Event posted by Coline Laurent
Friday, 17 November 2023 - 9:00 to 10:30 (Europe/Brussels) (Europe/Brussels)
Online (Brussels/Europe)

This event is the second of a new 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 2: Urban Forest Governance

Urban Forest Governance (UFG) refers to the management and development of trees and forests in urban areas. In many cases, effective governance of Urban Forests as Nature Based Solutions (UF-NBS) requires collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders, including governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, community groups, and individuals. What are the key aspects of urban forest governance and management? What roles should each of the involved actors undertake? What methodologies can be employed to facilitate collaboration among the different stakeholders?

Keynote speech by Ivana Zivojinovic, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, and the Forest Policy Research Network of European Forest Institute (EFI) and Jiali Emily Jin, Research Associate at the Research Insititute of Forestry from the Chinese Academy of Forestry. 

Case studies examples

  • European Case Study – TBC
  • Chinese Case Study – TBC

Moderation by Clive Davies, Chairperson at the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)