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Nature-based solutions

Here’s our second newsletter – find out what we’ve been up to!

The CLEARING HOUSE project is over a year old. This means more than a year of working towards promoting the benefits urban trees and urban forests provide to urban societies. We have had to adapt and innovate in the way we work. Our partners have accompanied cities to transition from physical to online co-design workshops in order to provide a back-up plan in the current sanitary situation. Such transition was possible by leveraging upon online collaboration tools that allow participants to simultaneously collaborate, share ideas, create post-its and brainstorm together.

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Nature-based solutions

Our first newsletter is out!

The recent developments on the COVID-19 have illustrated people’s need for forests and green space close to where they live: in countries where the restrictions allowed visits to green areas, an immense increase in visits to forests, parks and green spaces has been noticed. This illustrates the timeliness of the CLEARING HOUSE project, in supporting cities to deliver ecosystem services through urban forests and urban trees.

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Collaborative Learning

CLEARING HOUSE project kicks off

From the 4th to 6th of September 2019, the Metropolis Secretariat General participated to the launch of the Clearing House project in Bonn. Submitted to the European Commission in 2018 through its H2020 funding program, and CLEARING HOUSE was one of the two winner projects selected from a pool of 48.  The project will foster Sino-European decentralized cooperation in expanding the knowledge of trees and forests in urban areas, and it will end in 2023. The partners of the project convened to review the project’s objectives and work plan.

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