From distant rainforests to neighborhood street trees, forests provide tremendous benefits to urban areas such as clean air and water, climate resilience and biodiversity, better human health and well-being. Forests also provide jobs, recreation, and a suite of nature-based solutions for city infrastructure. Cities4Forests is about connecting forests with cities around the world.
Cities4Forests helps cities from around the world connect with and invest in inner forests (such as city trees and urban parks), nearby forests (such as green corridors and watersheds) and faraway forests (such as tropical and boreal forests). We support our cities to better conserve, manage, and restore these forests. We provide technical assistance to align local policies, knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning, and communication activities for our cities to take climate action together. We count on the participation of 60 cities from 6 continents: