Nature-based solutions

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Sharing experiences and how to improve the quality of life in cities through afforestation and urban forest strategies

By Israel Barroso – Metropolis

Trees and forests are proven nature-based solutions, addressing major urban challenges while increasing human well-being and biodiversity. However, despite their potential for ecosystem service delivery and city resilience, urban forests are often underestimated and underused as nature-based solutions.

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Sustaining cities, naturally – across 3 continents

The role of cities in the light of the health of people and the planet alike, is undeniably crucial. While cities only make up about 2% of terrestrial areas, more than 50% of the World’s population is already living in cities (Pincetl, 2017). This trend of urbanization is expected to continue to grow into a staggering 65% of the world population living in cities by 2040 (weforum, 2019).

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A look back on our joint webinar with INTERLACE, CONEXUS and REGREEN

“The role of cities in the light of the health of people and the planet alike, is undeniably crucial. While cities only make up about 2% of terrestrial areas, more than 50% of the World’s population is already living in cities (Pincetl, 2017). This trend of urbanization is expected to continue to grow into a staggering 65% of the world population living in cities by 2040 (weforum, 2019). ”

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What do Belo Horizonte, Bogotá and Mexico City have in common, apart from being vibrant metropolises to live in?

They have been selected in the first call of the CLEARING HOUSE knowledge exchange mechanism. The global objective of the CLEARING HOUSE knowledge exchange mechanism is to promote capacity development and exchange of knowledge and practices on urban forests as nature-based solutions (UF-NBS), based on peer-to-peer exchanges and scientific support regarding UF-NBS challenges.

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22 case studies illustrating the importance of UF-NBS in Europe and China!

CLEARING HOUSE partners have collected data from 22 selected UF-NBS case studies in Europe and China. The analysis of these cases illustrated the high importance of UF-NBS as contributing to health, well-being and quality of life.
All case studies are available here below.

The analysis looks into the entire development cycle of UFBS, ranging from design and planning up to implementation (governance and management), monitoring and ecosystem service delivery (taking into account biodiversity aspects), including the analysis of their effects on urban societies’ wellbeing (e.g. public health as well as socio-environmental justice and gender issues).

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Co-Design Workshop in Kraków: Drwinka River Park

On October 13-14, 2021, the workshop on the protection of River Parks took place in Krakow. It was a second co-design workshop (you may read also about the first one) organised by The Sendzimir Foundation in cooperation with the project partner, the Kraków Municipal Greenspace Authority.

The meeting focused on the Drwinka River Park, as an example of an area of ​​special environmental and social value for Krakow. This area provides important ecosystem services to the city, but it is under threat from potential investment and requires active protection.

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CLEARING HOUSE in 2021 – Project overview

During 2021, CLEARING HOUSE has seen its first mid-term project review in June 2021. This milestone was planned to mark the end of the first phase of the project. Unfortunately some outcomes were delayed due to the COVID-crisis, but other outcomes were on time and exiting. Highlights of the year where the Urban Forestry Days, the Inspirational Package for teenagers and the first full CLEARING HOUSE webinar.Read more