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Better Forests, Better Cities
launch @ COP15 

About the Launch Event at COP 15 Montreal

Better Forests, Better Cities is a groundbreaking report created for city policymakers. It summarizes decades of research on the many ways that cities and their residents depend on the world’s forests. Drawing on hundreds of research publications, the report provides an evidence base for why cities should support forests in and out of their boundaries, and outlines actions for how cities, policymakers, environmental organizations, and businesses can do this.

This parallel COP15 event celebrated the release of the report and provide guests with key findings and the opportunity to meet the authors, ask questions, hear from city stakeholders, and learn about opportunities to support forests and biodiversity, in and out of cities. Event attendees will learn about the latest findings and recommendations to help their city take action to conserve forest biodiversity in inner, nearby and faraway forests.
 

Cities4Forests   Highlighting the Value of Forests for Cities

Cities4Forests Highlighting the Value of Forests for Cities

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Distinguished Panelists Include:

Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe

The Nature Conservancy

Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson

World Resources Institute

Robin Chazdon
Robin Chazdon

World Resources Institute

Charles McNeill
Charles McNeill

United Nations Environment Programme

Sarah Jane Wilson
Sarah Jane Wilson

Pilot Projects Design Collective

Anthony Daniel
Anthony Daniel

City of Montréal

More About Better Forests Better Cities

 

Better Forests, Better Cities is a flagship report for Cities4Forests, an initiative led by Pilot Projects and the World Resources Institute (WRI), that supports more than 80 cities around the world to recognize their interdependence with global forests along the themes of human health and well-being, water, climate mitigation, and biodiversity. It is intended that the proposed event and related report will be used by city leaders, staff, and decision-makers to understand the important role that forests play for cities and urban residents. The report gives scientific support to why cities should actively participate in forest conservation, restoration, and sustainable management efforts both within their boundaries and beyond.

The in-person event will follow a virtual launch of the report in late November and the importance of having this event at COP15 is that it will give global leaders and decision-makers the information and awareness that they need to better interact with global biodiversity. Better Forest, Better Cities puts that information right into their hands so that they can begin to make the right decisions now. 
 

The report is now available to read online. 

BFBC Virtual Launch Event hosted by WRI

Click here to watch the virtual Better Forests, Better Cities launch.  

Contact Information To reach us with any questions regarding the event, please send your email to info@pilot-projects.org