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14:22 14 Oct 2021

First public greening budget launched in Ukraine

Ukraine's first public greening budget was launched in Rivne.

This was announced by the press service of the city council, Rubryka reports.

"Public landscaping budget is designed to support community ideas on biodiversity and green space development, adaptation to climate change, etc. The landscaping budget will help solve urban problems such as abnormal heat, city flooding, air pollution, noise pollution, untidy urban landscapes, untidy landscapes, biodiversity loss," the statement said.

It is noted that UAH 3 million is provided for implementing the winning projects next year.

It is planned that from this amount, UAH 2 million will be directed to large projects, and the rest will go to small nature-oriented projects and projects to improve the green urban environment.

There is not a single city in Ukraine where a public landscaping budget has been allocated. Rivne may become the first city in the country with such a competition of projects.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in Rivne this summer, environmentalists have developed a catalog of solutions from which to draw ideas for projects in the city within the public landscaping budget.

This catalog includes, in particular, rainwater tanks, green street furniture, hedges, green roofs, bus stops, corridors, parking lots, walls, miniature parks, city gardens, and orchards.

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