Clearing House project: first calls for the Knowledge Exchange Mechanism now open!

The H2020 CLEARING HOUSE project uses trees as a means to improve urban living in both Europe and China. Together with 10 cities and urban regions, project partners work on supporting the design, governance and management of urban forests.

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The CLEARING HOUSE project is pleased to announce its first calls for the project’s knowledge exchange mechanism. The global objective of the knowledge exchange mechanism 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 and scientific support regarding UF-NBS challenges.

You are a local authority representative looking toward implementing Urban-Forests as Nature-Based Solutions in your city? Participate in our knowledge exchange mechanism!

The knowledge exchange mechanism is composed of the two paths described below:

  • the City Tandem
  • the Task Force

An ad-hoc Selection Committee, formed by partners in the CLEARING HOUSE project, will select the local authorities’ proposals to form the City Tandem and the Task Force. The local authorities selected to participate in both the City Tandem and in the Task Force will redact short and concise reports on the results of the exchange and list a series of recommendations addressed to any local authorities interested in implementing projects related to the thematic of the exchange.

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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. The deadline for submission of interest is 11 April 2022.

More about the City Tandem Call and the application process here.

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. The deadline for submission of interest is 11 April 2022.

More about the Task Force Call and the application process here.

For any local authorities wishing to participate in the call for interest, please contact Mr. Guillaume Berret (gberret@metropolis.org).

The CLEARING HOUSE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 821242.