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Forest City Forum & Exhibition

21
Mar
21 March 2018,
15:00 to 20:00

 

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Hosted and moderated by MEP Paul Brannen, the 2018 Forest City Forum brings together international agencies, associations and industry actors to connect forests and cities for greater societal sustainability.

The cocktail includes a virtual reality experience of the Amazon with Conservation International called "Under the Canopy" 

The photo exhibition shows new architectural designs integrating wood into buildings and trees into the urban fabric. The forum & exhibition are accompanied by the Spring 2018 issue #27 of Revolve Magazine
 

AGENDA

21 March 2018
~ UN International Day of Forest 2018 ~
Forests in Sustainable Cities

 

15:00 - Opening remarks:
EU Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella, video message

Thaís Linhares-Juvenal, Team Leader Forest Governance and Economics Forestry, Policy and Resources Division, FAO Forestry

Jeremy Wall, DG Growth, Unit C.2 - Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials
 

 

15:40
On the Future of Forest Work and the City Forest Alliance: Scott Francisco, Founder & Director, Pilot Projects
 

 

16:00 - The Future Is Now: Making Cities More Sustainable 

How green spaces, parks, trees and nature in cities is creating health benefits: Kate Reilly, EU Programme Officer, Nature-Based Solutions, IUCN)

How the “City of Trees” in Manchester, UK, is expanding: Pete Stringer, Technical and GI Planning Manager, City of Trees team
 
How forest products are connected to building material and structures in making cities more sustainable: Hugues Frère, Director of the Hout info bois
 

 

17:15 - Conservation International Video: “Nature is Speaking, Tropical Forests”
 

 

17:30 - Implementing the Green Economy: The Value of Wood 

How the global circular economy and forest management are being influenced: Frederik Vaes, Head of the Forest Department, Brussels Environment Agency

How to make sustainability inclusive and credible: Xavier Noyon, EU Affairs Representative, PEFC

How consumer habits will change the flow of sustainable development funds to developing countries. Herbert Lust, Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Conservation International 
 

 

18:30 - Cocktail & Virtual Reality "UNDER THE CANOPY" experience with Conservation International

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Encouraging citizens to reconnect with nature by highlighting the value of forests, the 2018 Forest City Forum brings together international agencies, associations and industry actors to advance greater sustainability practices. The forum is hosted and moderated by MEP Paul Brannen.

The cocktail includes a virtual reality experience of the Amazon with Conservation International called "Under the Canopy" 

The photo exhibition shows forests from around the world and new architectural designs integrating wood and trees into the urban fabric of cities. The forum & exhibition are accompanied by the Spring 2018 issue #27 of Revolve Magazinededicated to forests, nature, climate and the environment.

Forest City Forum Agenda
21 March 2018 - UN International Day of Forest 2018 ~
Forests in Sustainable Cities

15:00
Opening remarks by REVOLVE and FAO Forestry

15:30
On the Future of Forest Work and the City Forest Alliance: Scott Francisco, Founder & Director, Pilot Projects

16:00 - The Future Is Now: Making Cities More Sustainable 

How green spaces, parks, trees and nature in cities is creating health benefits: Kate Reilly, EU Programme Officer, Nature-Based Solutions, IUCN)

How the “City of Trees” in Manchester, UK, is expanding: Pete Stringer, Technical and GI Planning Manager, City of Trees team
 
How forest products are connected to building material and structures in making cities more sustainable: Hugues Frère, Director of the Hout info bois

17:15 - Conservation International Video: “Nature is Speaking, Tropical Forests”

17:30 - Implementing the Green Economy: The Value of Wood 

How the global circular economy and forest management are being influenced: Frederik Vaes, Head of the Forest Department, Brussels Envrionment Agency

How to make sustainability inclusive and credible: Xavier Noyon, EU Affairs, PEFC

How consumer habits will change the flow of sustainable development funds to developing countries. Herbert Lust, Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Conservation International 

18:30 - Cocktail & Virtual Reality "UNDER THE CANOPY" experience with Conservation International

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To inquire about the Forest City Project, please contact:

Stuart Reigeluth, Founder, REVOLVE 
E: stuart@revolve.media | T: +32 2 318 3984 | M: +32 485 432 425

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