Our Partners

The CLEARING HOUSE project gathers 26 partners in Europe and China, and will provide evidence and tools that facilitate the mobilisation of the full potential of urban forest-based solutions (UFBS) for rehabilitating, reconnecting and restoring urban ecosystems.

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE (EFI)

Project Coordinator

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is a pan-European international organisation. It has 28 Member Countries, and 110-member organisations from 37 different countries working in diverse research fields. EFI provides forest-related knowledge around three interconnected and interdisciplinary themes: bioeconomy, resilience and governance.

Research Institute of Forestry – Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF-RIF)

Project Coordinator

The Research Institute of Forestry Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF-RIF), founded in 1953, is the earliest forestry research institute in China. Its breadth of research includes urban forestry, forest ecosystem, forestry ecological engineering, forest conservation and management.

Fundacja Sendzimira (TSF)

Project Partner

Fundacja Sendzimira (Sendzimir) – the Sendzimir Foundation is NGO, playing a role of think tank to support scientists in applying science and sustainability innovations in cities and communities, as well as supporting cities in translating science into practice.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Project Partner

The VUB is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Through tailor-made high-quality research and education, VUB wants to contribute in an active and committed way to a better society for tomorrow.

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (HUB)

Project Partner

Amongst the wide spectrum of research activities, the university has identified climate and sustainability research as a focal topic. Focal point research is grounded on ten Collaborative Research Centres, twelve Research Training Groups and eleven interdisciplinary centres.

Centro de Investigacion Ecologica Y Aplicaciones Forestales Consorcio (CREAF)

Project Partner

CREAF is a public research and innovation centre in terrestrial ecology, territorial analysis and environmental impact, which strives for excellence in knowledge generation, methodological development, transfer, training and dissemination.

Uniwersytet Lodzki (UniLodzki)

Project Partner

The University of Lodz (Uniwersytet Łódzki in Polish) is one of the largest universities in Poland with about 35,000 students and about 4000 staff members. It has good track record in the area of sustainable development, including the European projects GREEN SURGE,  ENABLE and GAVA.

LGI CONSULTING (LGI)

Project Partner

LGI – the Sustainable Innovation Agency – was founded in Paris in 2005. Our vision lies in the belief that the major transformations required for attaining sustainability as defined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require positive and impactful innovation.

Universita degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA)

Project Partner

The University of Bari (UNIBA) is one of Italy’s leading educational institutions, it promotes and coordinates research activities at national and international levels to develop, disseminate and exploit the results of scientific research.

Luonnonvarakeskus (LUKE)

Project Partner

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is the second largest, public, non-profit research and expert organisation in Finland that works to advance the bio-economy and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU)

Project Partner

The 1872 founded BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, consists of 16 departments, 4 service centres and has experimental fields and forests around Vienna. InFER, the Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy situated at DES, has profound expertise and a long-standing track record in research on institutions, instruments and processes in forest, environmental and natural resource policies.

Hrvatski Sumarski Institut (CFRI)

Project Partner

Croatian Forest Research Institute (CFRI) is a leading national public research institution in the field of forestry. CFRI implements top-quality scientific and applied research in the fields of forestry, forest ecology, wildlife ecology, (urban) forest policy and governance, forest management, silviculture, arboriculture, forest protection (from pests) and other forest ecosystems goods and services.

Beijing Forestry University (BFU)

Project Partner

Beijing Forestry University, founded in 1952, is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education and the State Forestry Administration in China that provides advanced education in forestry and ecological environment.

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU)

Project Partner

Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, State Forestry Administration, and Fujian Provincial Government, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) is one of the three high-level provincial universities. It is the only higher education institution in Fujian Province specialising in the field of urban forestry.

Guangzhou Institute of Forestry and Landscape Architecture (GZIFLA)

Project Partner

Guangzhou Institute of Forestry and Landscape Architecture (GZIFLA), established in 1978, is a nonprofit research institute focusing on scientific research and new technology application in ecosystem conservation, development and utilisation of plant resource, plant protection, soil restoration, software development and ecological education.

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Project Partner

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is an elite C9 League university in China. Among a range of research undertakings, one of the focused areas is across-colleges and -institute collaborative efforts monitor, model and assess ecological and environmental processes in coastal zones, ecological restoration, and integrated coastal zone management, including coastal urban systems.

Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden (SZFLBG)

Project Partner

The missions of SZFLBG are to preserve tropical and subtropical plants ex-situ, provide suggestions & strategies on urban greening and landscape, and deliver innovative environmental education programmes for citizens and youth.
It aims to provide visitors exceptional service and picturesque landscapes in the Garden.

Institut Bruxellois pour la Gestion de l Environnement – Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer (IBGE)

Project Partner

Since 1989, Brussels Environment (IBGE) is the official environmental managing authority for the Brussels region and is responsible for implementing and supporting all environmental policies for a sustainable development of the city.

Gmina Miejska Krakow – Miasto na Prawach Powiatu (UMKrakowa)

Project Partner

The Municipality of Krakow has rich experience in preparation and implementation of EU projects under EU funds. For more than 15 years Krakow has implemented EU projects under pre-accession funds (ISPA, PHARE), Cohesive funds, and EU structural funds ERDF, ESF, Operational Programmes financed by EFS and EFRR, Interreg Europe, Interreg Central Europe, EU Public Health programme, Framework Programmes, EQUAL, Urbact, Erasmus+, LIFE programme.

Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB)

Project Partner

AMB has powers in the areas of social cohesion, territorial and urban planning, mobility, transport, waste management, water supply, environment protection, social housing, infrastructures and economic promotion in the metropolitan territory.

BOS+ Vlaanderen vzw (BOS+)

Project Partner

BOS+ Vlaanderen is an environmental NGO focusing on forests and trees. This NGO is working in the urbanised Flemish region in northern Belgium on forest conservation, afforestation, and multifunctional use and management of forests and trees.

Vlaams-Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant)

Project Partner

Horizon + is an intense partnership between the province of Vlaams-Brabant, the Flemish government, Regional Landscape Dijleland and the municipalities of Overijse, Hoeilaart, Sint-Genesius-Rode and Tervuren. These subsidising partners will work intensively together to improve connectivity with the Sonian Forest.

The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation ( HKU)

Project Partner

The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU) incorporated in March 2011 with the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, is an integral part and an extension into mainland China of the research conducted by the University of Hong Kong and has led all research and industrial innovation projects supported by China’s central, provincial, and municipal governments.

Stadt Gelsenkirchen (Gelsenkirchen)

Project Partner

For the last several years, Gelsenkirchen’s strategy focused on prevention, education and participation as well as the idea of a “learning city” – the combination of inclusive, equal-opportunity-oriented and good education with the “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”. The city of Gelsenkirchen has joined the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis)

Project Partner

Metropolis brings together the governments of 141 urban agglomerations worldwide. With 35 years of history, today the association is the focal point of expertise on metropolitan governance. Raising the voices of metropoles on the global agenda and building capacity to deliver public policies and services, Metropolis contributes to finding common answers to the challenges of metropolisation.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Project Partner

IUCN’s expertise and extensive network provide a solid foundation for a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects around the world. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being. They also produce a wealth of data and information which feeds into IUCN’s analytical capacity.

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