Cities4Forests + Partner Forests @ COP26

Partner Forest Coffee Truck + Community Connections

This micro-event space served delicious food and drinks at COP26, sourced directly from tropical forest communities on the front lines of conservation through foods such as coffee, chocolate, vanilla, ramón, and brazil nuts and much more. In our adjacent "conference yurt" we gathered representatives of these community enterprises (in person and virtually) to discuss the products featured from their forest region. This directly engaged Glasgow residents and visitors alike with our tropical forest partners in conversation around food and drink that can support faraway forests. 

For additional information on our Forest Partners visit our Forest Partner page.

Partner Forest Boardwalk

This boardwalk featured wood sourced from the Carmelita, AFISAP, and CUSTOSEL community concessions in Petén, Guatemala, and the Iwokrama community in Guyana, two of the world’s best examples of community forest management, conserving vast areas of tropical forests. The boardwalk was a demonstration of Glasgow’s Partner Forest program and connected a variety of pavilions on the site, including the Partner Forest Coffee Truck. Our aim is for the Partner Forest ensemble to inspire other city leaders to participate in faraway forest conservation, which has some of the greatest returns on climate investment.

For additional information visit our Glasgow Partner Forest Boardwalk page.

Committing to Nature: Nature-based Solutions for Climate-positive Cities
This event was hosted by Glasgow City Council in partnership with Cities4Forests, Dark Matter Labs and ICLEI, and presented the cases and commitments of Glasgow and other leading cities as they incorporate nature-based solutions in their climate action plans to achieve ambitious environmental, social and economic goals. The event engaged mayors from around the world and other political stakeholders in a conversation on forests and nature-based solutions and partnerships originating inside, nearby and faraway from city centres. Watch the recording below to hear how cities acting together to invest in forests and nature-based solutions can help us ensure a better future for our planet. 

Bosques Associados @ COP26

Working with Elizabeth Vergara, Arq., her team, and professors at the University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Cities4Forests has co-created a program featuring Partner Forests as a core urban design strategy. Over the course of a year, students have explored ideas for how to best connect the needs of metropolitan Buenos Aires with the conservation needs of tropical forests in Argentina and South America. This event brought the students' work to the forefront of Cities4Forests’ COP26 program, showing world and city leaders the possibilities of the Partner Forests Program.