EVENT

Tirana – Urban Foresting plans and projects – Lightning Lab

LOCATION
Online
DATE
29 Sep 2020

29/09/2020 11:30 – 12:15 (CEST) via Zoom

Tresi Trebicka from the Municipality of Tirana will concentrate on demonstrating Tirana’s Urban Foresting plans and projects as part of their NBS actions to tackle climate change and improve air quality. The presentation will focus on projects that already started (e.g. pocket forests in city centre), benefits that have been generated and what are the city’s ambitious NBS plans for the future (Orbital Forest and the New Green & Blue Corridor in the Northern Part of the city).

Resources

Chat transcript – TXT  |  Slide Presentation – PDF

Video

Summary of insights and resources shared in the text chat

Peter Massini – Greater London Authority:

We have a similar issue in London – a Green Belt surrounding the city which is protected from development but does not provide a mechanism for improvement. In the UK the concept of natural capital accounting which can be used to highlight the socio-economic value of NBS. https://www.london.gov.uk/WHAT-WE-DO/environment/environment-publications/valuing-londons-urban-forest

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/parks-green-spaces-and-biodiversity/green-infrastructure/natural-capital-account-london?source=vanityurl

Issues regarding land-ownership and roles and responsibilities between different levels of government and public agencies is a common issue for all of us!
Our forestry authority provides grant funding for carbon based woodland creation projects https://www.gov.uk/guidance/woodland-carbon-fund

There is also a private sector mechanism for determining the carbon sequestration value of woodland planting https://www.woodlandcarboncode.org.uk/

Luisa Guerra – itdUPM:

https://www.itreetools.org/

 

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