Nature for health
Access to nature has a strong link to improved mental and physical health.
Living in greener urban areas is associated with lower chance of many different health conditions, but there is often un-equal access to good quality green space.
The increase in extreme weather events and pollution will only further these inequalities. Nature-based solutions offer a cost-effective way to protect and improve the health of residents of Scotland’s towns and cities.
More needs to be done to tackle health inequalities in Scotland and nature offers one possible solution.