the CLEARNG HOUSE project (www.clearinghouseproject.eu
) has launched two calls for local
authorities that want to take advantage of the knowledge gathered in the project.
A first call is for cities that want to participate in a city tandem, and will learn from
peer cities on how to implement urban forests as nature-based solutions.
The second call is for cities that want to be visited by a task force including CLEARING
HOUSE experts. During the task force, a quick scan of societal challenges will be made,
and the experts will formulate an action plan for implementing urban forests as
About the City Tandem exchange mechanism
The global objective of the City Tandem is to promote capacity development and exchange of
knowledge and practices on urban forests as nature-based solutions (UF-NBS), based on
peer-to-peer exchanges. It aims to foster international links at the local level, enabling
local leaders to gain new perspectives on UF-NBS. Local authorities (cities, metropolises
or regions) wishing to exchange with another local administration facing similar
challenges on planning and managing urban forests are encouraged to apply.
More about the City Tandem Call and the application process
About the Task Force exchange mechanism
The global objective of the Task Force is to offer the opportunity to a selected local
authority to receive scientific support regarding UF-NBS challenges from the CLEARING
HOUSE experts partners. This support will include a review of the challenge stated,
research for gaining more in-depth insight in the challenge in the specific territory of
the local authority, and an action plan for implementing the suggested solutions.
More about the Task Force Call and the application process
For any local authorities wishing to participate in the call for interest, please contact
Dr Rik De Vreese
Senior Researcher and Team Leader for Urban Forestry - CLEARING HOUSE Project Coordinator
European Forest Institute (EFI Bonn)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7
53113 Bonn, Germany
+32 485 36 00 78 (BE) or +49 173 658 1628 (DE)