29 October 2019
This event taking place in Manchester in May 2020 will explore the critical functions provided by our urban tree resource in making our cities resilient for the 21st Century and beyond.
Global changes such as climate change, population growth and increasing urbanisation is putting unprecedented pressure on ecosystems across the globe.
Cities are at the sharp end of these pressures but are also the crucible in which solutions can be forged. Trees are silent witnesses to global change, yet whether they are in great forests or neighbourhood streets they perform life support functions at modest cost. To be resilient our cities need to foster many solutions and urban trees are a vital part of that mix.
In May 2020 EFUF addresses these hard questions directly in an international city synonymous with the industrial revolution that has fuelled progress and challenge in equal measures. EFUF 2020 is using the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals and the European Union’s EKLIPSE framework to guide its conference themes.
The organising committee made up of City of Trees, European Forest Institute (EFI) and European Forum on Urban Forestry Steering Group have just launched the 'Call for Abstracts' inviting researchers and urban forest professionals to submit abstracts for contributions.
For more information about the event and details of how to submit an abstract visit the EFUF event pages.