Urbanization results in an increasing proportion of the population living in cities. Green spaces and other nature-based solutions offer innovative approaches to increase the quality of urban settings, enhance local resilience and promote sustainable lifestyles, improving both the health and the
Interventions on green space in urban settings can help address public health issues related to obesity, cardiovascular effects, mental health and well-being. However, knowledge on their effectiveness in relation to health, well-being and equity is incomplete.
This report Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments: A global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks presents a wide-ranging assessment and detailed findings to show by how much and in what ways improving the environment can promote health and well-being.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), World Health Organization (WHO), Convention on Biodiversity (CBD)
The report Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and human health, synthesizes the available information on the most important inter-linkages; for example between biodiversity, ecosystem stability, and epidemic infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus; and the connection between biodiversity, nutritional diversity and health.