Trees, Climate Change, and Health: An Urban Planning, Greening and Implementation Perspective

Alistair Woodward, Andrea Hinwood, Daniel Bennett, Brenton Grear, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Neha Lalchandani, Katrina Lyne, Carmel Williams

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The In Conversation: Boundary, Spanners, Thinkers and Policy Actors Round Table Series provides a platform for researchers, policy actors, and implementation experts to elevate discussion on emerging issues, present new and upcoming research, and facilitate conversations around impacts and possible solutions. This brief report, on trees, climate change, and health, reflects a conversation between the authors of this paper, along with supporting literature. It explores the potential of green spaces and trees as a viable strategy to address climate change challenges and simultaneously improve population health, well-being, and health equity. In particular, it highlights the public health benefits of trees and green space, the challenges faced in urban areas, and opportunities for the protection, maintenance and regeneration of urban green space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6798
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2023
Externally publishedYes


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