CLIMATE ADAPTATION > URBAN GREENING
NAGA is committed to working with key stakeholders to increase awareness of and promote urban greening.
Urban greening, or green infrastructure, refers to all forms of vegetation such as street trees, open parks and gardens, shrubs, green walls, green roofs, lawn and pervious soils.
NAGA's Adaptation in the North strategy has identified the importance of urban greening to reduce the impacts of climate change, particularly the combined impacts of the urban heat island effect and increasing temperatures.
Research also shows that establishing more green infrastructure, including enhancing tree canopy throughout the north could lead to many co-benefits such as:
The following resources on urban greening may be of interest to councils: