Nature and biodiversity in urban areas
The Green Week which was held from 21-25 May in Brussels discussed the role and benefits of nature in urban areas. This year the Green Week has explored ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. A session dedicated to “Nature in the City” highlighted different ways in which nature can thrive in our cities providing solutions to urban challenges and increasing citizens’ quality of life.
It presented how access to biodiversity-rich green areas and Natura 2000 sites deliver a wide range of health & social benefits, illustrating how successful approaches protecting and restoring urban biodiversity help nature and people within and beyond city boundaries.