Urban Forests, full of Energy – Kick-off at EFUF 2019

Urban Forests: full of Energy - 22-24 May 2019

Full of energy – this is how the 22nd European Forum on Urban Forestry started. The city of Cologne welcomed around 150 participates from all over Europe at the German Sport University Cologne. Policy planners, decision-makers, practitioners, researchers and representatives from different stakeholder groups of urban forest management came together to exchange views and to share knowledge. Offering a strong urban greening heritage, Cologne is the perfect host for this year´s European Forum on Urban Forestry, which was announced as an official side event of the EU Green Week.

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Opening the conference, the participants were welcomed by the European Forest Institute together with Renate Späth, Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the Federate State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Renate Späth emphasized that sharing knowledge between citizens and experts and seeking collective solutions is essential when co-creating inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable forests…

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