The Cambridge Canopy Project: preparing a city for a changing climate

By 2050, it is estimated that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas. As such, we need to plan, adapt, and prepare our urban environments to be fit for purpose for their residents. In 2019 Cambridge City Council joined a project consortium to pilot a range of green infrastructure solutions to help adapt to climate change. This led to the launch of the Cambridge Canopy Project, the green infrastructure focus of which is trees.
The Cambridge Canopy Project seeks to help the City adapt to a changing climate by cultivating a resilient urban forest with increased tree canopy cover. Specifically, this will be achieved through a 2% increase in tree canopy cover (17% rising to 19%) by the 2050’s. 

Find out more about the project here