The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


By focusing on climate change and its effects within urban cities, the project LIFE URBANGREEN aims to address 3 of these Goals:

  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 13: Climate Action
  • SDG 15: Life on Land

In particular, the LIFE URBANGREEN project provides innovative means to monitor the nature benefits for people provided by urban green areas, improve their management and quality and aims to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions thanks to a more efficient routing and planning of maintenance interventions;
  • reduce urban air pollution thanks to healthy trees with bigger leaves, sequestering more pollutants;
  • increase carbon sequestration by urban trees managed with innovative practice compared to trees poorly maintained;
  • improve the health of trees to mitigate and adapt to climate changes;
  • cool down the air temperature in areas managed with innovative practices compared to areas managed in a traditional way;
  • increase citizens participation in urban green management by providing detailed information about their city green spaces and nature benefits for people.