Urban Forests for Climate Solutions

City forests offer a huge, overlooked capacity to store carbon & slow climate change
Lightning Round DiscussionsTree Planting & Carbon Measuring

September 11th, 9 AM – 1 PM

Join American Forests, the City of San Francisco and Friends of the Urban Forest at these Affiliate Events of the Global Climate Action Summit

Get the facts and exchange ideas with climate and city forests experts, corporate leaders and sustainability professionals on how to develop innovative projects and successful urban forestry programs that mitigate climate in your community. Take home actionable solutions for your city.

In these interactive and participatory events, learn and see urban climate solutions at work:

9 am – 11 am

San Francisco Public Library

DIVE INTO A SERIES OF DYNAMIC LIGHTNING ROUND DISCUSSIONS:

  • The critical contributions of urban forests as climate solutions for cities, states and on a national scale
  • The connection between city forests and people – for equity, workforce development, human health, changes in attitudes and behavior
  • Innovative funding mechanisms through state programs, energy and stormwater resources, and City Forest credits to support healthy urban forests in your community

Location: San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch)
Address: 100 Larkin Street (entrance on Grove Street)
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11 am – 1 pm

Turk & Hyde Mini Park

GET OUTSIDE, PLANT A TREE, OR SEE HOW TO MEASURE ITS CARBON BENEFITS

  • Welcome from Jad Daley, American Forests President & CEO and other VIPS
  • Learn how Carbon+Credits can generate revenue for your community from new and existing trees
  • See how i-Tree Analysis quantifies environmental benefits of new and existing trees
  • Participate in San Francisco Tree Planting event, or tag trees with i-Tree benefit calculations

Location: Turk & Hyde Mini Park
Address: Corner of Turk & Hyde Streets
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Did you know? Each year city forests around the USA:

Sequester over 100M tons carbon dioxide (CO2) & reduce heating use at $3.1B

Reduce electricity use valued at $4.7B & avoid emissions of pollutants at $3.9B

Produce an average reduction in national residential energy use by 7.2%

Deliver social benefits like crime reduction & environmental equity

Deliver economic benefits like diverse career opportunities & work force training*

*For the full story on what trees can do for cities, go to Vibrant Cities Lab

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