Uforest: from grey to green

Training opportunities to promote urban forestry projects

According to the United Nation Department for Economic and Social Affairs, by 2050 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas. Over the next few years, climate change and urbanisation will be two of the most important challenges our societies have ever faced.  

Uforest is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission and it aims at promoting Europe’s innovation capacity among universities, cities and businesses to deliver a new approach to Urban Forestry. The project created a cross-sectoral alliance for the development of new training and support for students and professionals working towards innovative urban forestry projects. 

Urban forests can provide an efficient solution for greener, healthier, and more sustainable cities, but often their implementation faces many barriers. For this reason, facilitating the implementation of urban forestry projects is fundamental. 

During the last few months, the Uforest team produced 20 case studies on innovative urban forestry initiatives around Europe and Reports about the theme, such as  the "Blueprint for Innovation in Urban Forestry” which provides a comprehensive overview of the main challenges faced by the European urban forestry sector. The aim was to better understand the current framework in which urban forestry projects are implemented and how innovation grows.  

Uforest developped new training material and learning opportunities tailored to the needs of the Urban Forestry sector. Find the right opportunity for you and discover more on the project on www.uforest.eu
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