On November 2nd, 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, Cities4Forests hosted a discussion on forest conservation with Mayors, Ministers, corporate leaders, and investors.

This event showcased how city leadership on forest conservation is inspiring nations, states, companies, and financial institutions to invest in nature for climate, biodiversity, and human prosperity and well-being.

Following the launch of the Cities4Forests “Call to Action on Forests and Climate”, which was signed by more than 50 mayors from around the world to advocate for greater forest action, leading global actors in government, business, and finance responded to the Call to Action by reiterating and enhancing their commitments to nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation. The event featured Mayors demonstrating creative city leadership on forest and nature issues, as well as high-level representatives from national governments, businesses, and investors.


  • Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, Oslo, Norway
  • Samuel García, Governor, Nuevo Léon, Mexico
  • Patricia Hermine Ndam Njoya, Mayor, Foumban, Cameroon
  • Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor, Paris, France
  • Camila Zepeda, Director General for Global Affairs, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of Mexico’s Climate Delegation
  • Ulf Johansson, Head of Global Wood Supply, IKEA
  • Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Impact Officer & EVP, Corporate Relations, Salesforce
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Juan Pablo Bonilla, Manager of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Craig Hanson, Vice President for Food, Forests, Water, and the Ocean, World Resources Institute (moderator)