Health

Did you know that the annual economic burden of health impacts from air pollution in Europe is more than 1 trillion EUR? Have you heard about the rehabilitation garden in Sweden that improves mental health of patients and significantly lowers primary care costs? Our publication on green infrastructure (GI) and health presents the most recent scientific findings and evidence on beneficial effects and economic advantages of having more nature. We present more detailed examples of 10 good practices from Europe and all over the world in our paper here.

These examples make the case for investing more time, capacities and funds in further developing GI in Europe. By raising awareness and calling for action on national levels, we hope to contribute to a better and more concrete integration of green infrastructure and health on the ground. 

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