LIFE GrIn project Promoting urban integration of GReen INfrastructure to improve climate governance in cities (LIFE17GIC_GR_000029) aims to incorporate climate governance in the management of green infrastructure at the local level through the establishment of an integrated policy framework focusing on Urban Green Areas. The project will support the development and incorporation of coherent climate governance in the management of urban green infrastructure through the Ministry of Environment and Energy, focusing on urban green areas. It will build on the implementation of concrete actions in two Greek Municipalities and the communication of its results through dissemination activities, as well as its replicability and transferability strategy targeting mostly other municipalities and key stakeholders in Greece and other EU countries. Central Union of Hellenic Municipalities, as a supporter of the Covenant of Mayors, will hold a key role in communication activities at the municipal level. This means the reconsideration of urban green areas, not as isolated units, but as vital elements of the urban landscape with their own contribution to the goals of sustainability, adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change.

Addressing the emerging challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the LIFE Grin project team attempted to assess citizens’ impressions of the role of urban green spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic in Greece.

The evaluation was based on the implementation of an electronic questionnaire survey through the Google forms platform, which was conducted nationwide. The questionnaire was posted on meteorological webpage www.meteo.gr, which is managed by the National Observatory of Athens. The survey was conducted from November 25, 2020 to December 15, 2020 and 731 responses were collected.

In the following link there are some of the questionnaire’s key findings: GRIN_Covid_Questionaire Results

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