A study published in January 2023 in the Lancet, a peer-reviewed public medical journal, finds that doubling the average amount of tree cover in European cities from 15 to 30 percent could reduce urban temperatures by 0.4 degrees Celsius — a change that could cut heat-related deaths by more than a third. The full study is behind a paywall. Here is an report on the findings: Urban trees can save lives – Grist | Grist.
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The image in this post is taken from the website of the Clearing House project, a collaboration ‘addressing a global challenge that unites European and Chinese cities in their quest to develop more resilient cities and liveable societies in order to improve human wellbeing. Its main focus is on tree-based green infrastructure.’