Germany intends to increase the amount of green space in its cities, particularly in socially deprived areas, according to an ‘urban nature master plan’ published by the environment ministry on Monday.
It proposes new measures to increase parkland, urban forests and recreational areas as part of a €15 million programme set to launch in 2020, with funding aimed at promoting biodiversity and setting up green learning spaces.
The government has also proposed changing planning laws to give greater protection to the natural environment and encourage the development of ‘green infrastructure’ to link up existing habitats, collect rainwater and provide shelter for endangered species.
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