Tree Cities of the World


Now more than ever, trees and forests are a vital component of healthy, liveable, and sustainable communities around the globe. Urban forests help define a sense of place and well-being where people live, work, play, and learn. 

FAO calls upon cities to invest in Forest-based solutions towards a more sustainable and resilient model of urban development. The Call for Action developed by FAO and its partners in preparation to the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests (WFUF) is intended to provide a vision of how cities around the world could use forests and trees to make cities greener, healthier and happier places to live.

As a first step towards the achievement of this goal, we invite your community to become part of the Tree Cities of the World (TCW) programme, an international effort to recognize cities and towns committed to ensuring that urban forests and trees are properly maintained, sustainably managed, and duly celebrated. This is your opportunity to connect with cities around the world in a new network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing community trees and forests.


Click here to join the Tree Cities of the World programme now!


Upcoming regional meetings

Register to the 2nd Latin America Urban Forestry Meeting!

FAO and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana are organizing the 2nd Latin America Urban Forestry Meeting from November 5 to 8, 2019 at the Pontifical University Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. The objective of the event is to stimulate exchange among international, regional and local stakeholders interested in the decision-making processes, best practices, lessons learned and opportunities for the proper design, establishment, maintenance and restoration of urban forests and green spaces in the Region. 

The speakers of the different sessions will be selected according to the relevance and quality of their summaries. Some consideration will also be given to geographical distribution, to ensure that the Region is broadly represented, and to the type of contribution, to ensure that different categories of stakeholders are included. For others there will also be the opportunity to present a poster.

You are invited to contribute to this effort by sharing your experience with researchers, professionals and technical experts from throughout the Region by submitting a short abstract (max 500 words) to be considered for oral or poster presentation.

To pre-register to the Forum and get more information on logistics, programme and abstract submission, please access the website of the event below.

Click here to access the webpage and register to the event!




Trees for the Cities D-Group

Urban and peri-urban forestry (UPF) has been gaining attention in recent years as a valuable tool for addressing a number of urban challenges in the development of a more sustainable and resilient city model. In response, FAO has created the Trees for the Cities discussion group to meet the rising demand for a dialogue platform to facilitate regular exchanges and conversations worldwide, regionally and locally among the urban forestry community.

This DGroup fills the spaces between meetings of international and regional fora concerning management of trees and forests in urban areas and involving researchers, organizations, institutions, and city managers and administrators. This discussion group can promote and foster the integration of UPF in the governance of cities and raise awareness of the wide range of benefits that trees and forests can provide to urban communities.

Click here to join the Discussion Group now! 


last updated:  Friday, July 5, 2019