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).
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
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: