‘Trees for the Cities’ Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Landscaping

3 days Lima, Peru

Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Landscaping – 7-9 June 2017, Lima, Peru

Population growth, degradation and lack of urban governance and planning are severely affecting the natural resources on which urban dwellers depend for their health and well-being. The growing demand for energy, food and housing combined with the lack of management plans has led to the unsustainable exploitation of urban forests and green spaces and their conversion into urban areas close to human settlements with the consequent deterioration of The quality and the stability of the environment. These and other issues were an integral part of the discussion that took place during the Habitat III meeting in Quito, where countries unanimously adopted the New Urban Agenda, which calls for concrete actions to ensure that urban development is managed in a more sustainable and environmentally sound way.

As a result, the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are organizing the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Landscaping for Urban Forests and Green Spaces From 7 to 9 June 2017 in Lima, Peru. The event aims to stimulate exchange between international, regional and local stakeholders interested in decision-making processes, best practices, lessons learned and opportunities for the proper design, establishment, maintenance and restoration of urban forests and green spaces in the Region .

More details about the venue and the program will follow soon.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Simone Borelli, Forest officer, Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Email: simone.borelli@fao.org

Mr. Octavio Carrasquilla, Senior Executive,  Directorate for Environment and Climate Change Forest Program Coordinator Latin American Development Bank (CAF) Email: ocarrasquilla@caf.com