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Decision Toolbox for cities to improve air quality, biodiversity, human wellbeing and reduce climate risks by planting more trees in our cities

Objective

Most of us live in cities, even though cities are not the healthiest places due to poor air quality, noisy surroundings and lack of recreational spaces. Many cities have few green areas and consist of too much ‘concrete jungle’ which makes for a harsh environment for all living things. With the changing climate, the weather is expected to become more extreme. One such effect will be urban heat islands, which will be even more profound, with heatwaves expected to increase 3 to 10-fold by 20801 depending on the climate scenario. A way of tackling all these issues, is to plant more trees within the urban fabric - a well-recognised, and relatively cheap and efficient measure for cities to adapt to future climatic challenges. In view of this, the ambition of 100KTREEs is to make cities a better and healthier place to live by encouraging municipalities to plant more trees and to optimise the impact of tree planting. The team will support cities by mapping the existing trees and by showing a solid business case for planting new trees, as well as attracting third party sponsorship to make it happen. We need to plant trees now to allow our children to enjoy their shade in 20 years’ time. 100KTREEs will develop a mapping and modelling toolbox to optimise the planting of trees and to monitor the health of the trees, based on Copernicus and in-situ data. By assigning monetary value to the key attributes of a tree, e.g. pollution absorption, cooling effect, noise abatement, flood risk reduction and increased biodiversity, a number of business cases will be developed for our two partner cities, Copenhagen and Sofia. Such business cases will also be used to attract third party financing. By means of a crowd science app we will engage with citizens and create awareness of the wonders of trees, also extending to improved life quality and mental health impacts.

Coordinator

DHI A/S
Net EU contribution
€ 355 250,00
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ASSOTSIATSIA ZA RAZVITIE NA SOFIA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 106 250,00
Address
Ulica Moskovska 33
1000 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROSENSE BELFOTOP
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 158 550,00
Address
Oude Stationstraat 144
8700 Tielt

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Tielt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 67 950,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EUROSENSE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 85 312,50
Address
Marie Curies Strasse 3
53359 Rheinbach

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 36 562,50
ECOTREE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 119 875,00
Address
38 Quai De La Douane
29200 Brest

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 51 375,00
GISIG GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GROUP ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 127 000,00
Address
Via Piacenza 54
16137 Genova

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 293 750,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EDNODURVO FONDATSIYA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 157 500,00
Address
Ul Ivan Denkoglu 15 Sofia Center
1000 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CWARE APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 299 687,50
Address
Frederiksholms Kanal 30
1220 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 128 437,50
URBANDIGITAL APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 188 125,00
Address
Trekronergade 21, St
2500 Valby

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 80 625,00

Partners (1)

ND CONSULT LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Southwark Bridge Road 64
SE1 0AS London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — East Lewisham and Southwark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data