Climate and Nature

Trees for life: Making our cities greener can cut early deaths by a third

Increasing urban tree cover to 30% would protect the lives of people living in cities. Image: Unsplash/Nerea Martí Sesarino

Akanksha Khatri
Head, Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum
Cristina Gomez Garcia Reyes
Lead, Urban Nature-Based Solutions, World Economic Forum
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The urban heat island effect causes cities to become much warmer than rural areas.
The urban heat island effect causes cities to become much warmer than rural areas. Image: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Investment in green solutions to urban challenges is a trillion dollar opportunity. Image: World Economic Forum.

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