There are many health and environmental benefits from planting trees, building parks and biodiversity corridors in cities. Integrating nature into urban environments can provide solutions to challenges such as heat stress, floods, air pollution, water management, but also the overall wellbeing and health of the city inhabitants.
Such solutions are becoming increasingly important due to climate change and the negative impact it has on populations across Europe, but in particular in cities. In fact, the EU, in its Climate Action, emphasizes such initiatives that promote nature-based solutions for adaptation in the face of climate change. Although not all cities have the capacity or space to install parks, alternative solutions exist to remedy this problem, such as green roofs or green walls that can improve the micro-climate of the city.
The Covenant of Mayors is organising a webinar that presents examples from two cities’ initiatives.
The webinar is held on the 25th of March from 15:30 to 17:00 CET.