Soft landscaping of soft areas at Ggantija Temples in Gozo
: Malta, Gozo
: 67 km2
: 32723 (NSO, 2018)
: Planting took place during December 2020
: Ambjent Malta
Improved air quality
Increased access to green infrastructure
Yes, provision of a pleasant green space for enjoyment.
Provision of health benefits
Yes, the importance of trees in urban areas has been associated with the provision of valuable environmental services to combat challenges such as pollution, urban heat, and flooding, as well as to improve social cohesion, human health, and well‐being (Cavender and Donnelly, 2019). Urban Green interventions has an important role to play in creating a culture of health and wellbeing (Hunter at al; 2019)
Drought and heat risk
Yes, the Mediterranean Basin is undergoing a warming trend with longer and warmer summers, an increase in the frequency and the severity of heat waves, changes in precipitation patterns and a reduction in rainfall amounts (Linares et al; 2020).
Low availability of green infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities (SDG11)
Yes, increasing urban greenery are intended to make the city more sustainable through the provision of cleaner air and reduction of ambient temperatures and soil erosion.