Urban forests play a critical role in building the resilience of cities and provide valuable ecosystem services.

Forests, whether rural or urban, are undergoing remarkable changes in response to climate change. The adaptability of trees and local characteristics determine how they cope with these challenges. In urban areas, additional pressure from urbanisation and the increasing demand for public services pose even greater challenges.

To address these problems, it is essential to design and implement green-blue infrastructures that not only capture rainwater and reduce air temperature, but also integrate nature with social and cultural objectives. Urban forestry should promote inclusion, justice and community interaction, offering a multifunctional potential to not only address climate change, but also improve quality of life.

In this Webinar taking place on Friday, February 02 (9:00-10:30 CET), Metropolis and the CLEARING HOUSE project will introduce three tools for municipalities to optimize their tree-based initiatives:

  • Spatial Impact Assessment and Classification tool (SIAC),
  • Spatial Information and Knowledge Hub (SIK-Hub),
  • CLEARING HOUSE Citizen Science.

Click here to register for the webinar.
The webinar will have Chinese-English interpretation. 


The CLEARING HOUSE project - funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program - gathers 26 partners in Europe and China, in order to provide evidence and tools that facilitate the mobilisation of the full potential of urban forest for rehabilitating, reconnecting and restoring urban ecosystems.

Urban Forests as nature-based solutions (UF-NBS) are a subset of nature-based solutions that build on tree-based urban ecosystems to address societal challenges, simultaneously providing ecosystem services for human well-being and biodiversity benefits. UF-NBS include peri-urban and urban forests, forested parks, small woods in urban areas, and trees in public and private spaces.

Learn more at: https://clearinghouseproject.eu/