A new study conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. The study conducted with data from 93 European cities, includes 6 major UK cities in the downloadable data set; London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle.


Research findings estimates that one third of deaths attributable to heat islands could be avoided if trees covered 30% of urban space. Over four percent of deaths in cities during the summer months are due to urban heat islands, and one third of these deaths could be prevented by reaching a tree cover of 30%, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet.


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