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International Day of Forests 2018

21/03/2018 (Toute la journée)

International Day of Forests 2018: “The sky is the limit”

Vertical forests, vertical farming, and high-rise wooden skyscrapers: the denser our cities become, the greater the need to address the lack of space available for plants and trees, and to think about innovative ways of integrating natural systems into our urban spaces – where the sky is the only limit.

In Geneva, join the celebration of this year's International Day of Forests, with a special focus on Forests and Sustainable Cities. This year, the UNECE Forestry and Timber Section joined forces with the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva to organize a series of short lectures, which showcase unique ways in which forests have gone 'vertical'. Eminent speakers will be presenting innovative ideas on urban farming, wood construction and architecture, showing how technology and ingenuity have no limits.

The event will take place on 21 March 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm in Room VIII at the Palais des Nations, sandwiches and light drinks will be provided.
For more information about the event and registration, please click here. If you have any queries, feel free to contact Leonie Meier ( or Pavitra Raja (