Join in Europe – Monday, March 22, 2021 | 1:00 AM Brussels (CET)

This international conference, with a focal point on China and the US, will discuss the science, policies and practices enabling urban environments to meet local, national and global goals to create cleaner, greener, healthier and more beautiful cities. Innovators from a wide range of disciplines in the public and private sectors will present on this crucial topic.
The conference will be planned by Trella Urban Forestry Technology, a naturebased solutions company based in Shanghai and New York City, growing and providing tree-based solutions to Chinese cities,and Nature Based Solutions Institute, a global urban forestry consulting firm based in Malmo, Sweden. Please mark your calendars and join us to explore tomorrow’s green urban solutions, today.

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Selected Speakers

  • Adrian Benepe: Brooklyn Botanic Garden President, 14th Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & RecreationProfessor Alan Simson: Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry at Leeds Beckett University
  • Alex Lin: Chairman, Les Enphants Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based global retailer of children’s apparel and accessories
  • Dr. Baohua Yan: Secretary General of Mangrove Foundation
  • Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk: Founder, Nature Based Solutions Institute, Program Director of University of British Columbia’s Masters in Urban Forestry Leadership, Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Arboriculture & Urban Forestry”
  • Dr. Cheng Wang: Director of the Urban Forest Research Center of State Forestry Administration, China and the Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • Dr. Fan Dai: Director, California – China Climate Institute
  • Dr. Guangyu Wang: Associate Dean and Director of Asian Forest Research Centre at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Jessica Gordon: Climate Policy Fellow, California-China Climate Institute
  • Jonathan Krane: CEO of KraneShares and Trella, a China-focused investment manager
  • Ken Alex: Director of Project Climate at Berkeley Law and former Senior Policy Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown
  • Michael McComb: Vice President, Communications and Sustainability, SAP Greater China
  • Raymond Fang: Director of Sustainability at Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd
  • Dr. Stefano Boeri: Architect and urban planner, Founding Partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti, Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Chairman of Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, former Councillor for Culture in Milan
  • Terry Townshend: Member of the Beijing Urban Forestry Network, Beijing conservationist, founder of Birding Beijing, consultant on wildlife conservation and environmental law, and an advisor to the Paulson Institute and to the Beijing government on a project to protect and restore the capital’s biodiversity
  • Willy Gallia: Chief Sustainability Officer at the Schneider Group