The role of urban forests and green spaces in improving community resilience
The role of urban forests and green spaces in improving community resilience and reducing the harmful impact of COVID-19
The webinar will focus on how the natural capital of a city has an important influence on the wellbeing of urban dwellers. This will be examined by experts from different sectors that will attempt to give a balanced view of how to optimize urban forestry management for health outcomes.
The webinar will aim to inform city administrators and decision-makers about the contribution that urban forests and green spaces can provide in preventing and facing the spread, morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, as well as in responding to its implications. Potential partners with whom joint actions will be taken towards COVID-related and other health policy responses at country, regional and global levels will be identified.
- Coordinator: Simone Borelli, Forestry Officer, Agroforestry and Urban and Periurban Forestry, FAO
- Co-organizing institutions: Sapienza University; University of Sheffield; World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre, University of Exeter; City of Singapore; the Galician Landscape School
10 or 17 September 2020 (tbc), 14:00 CEST: English