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Medellin

This Colombian city works with nature to decrease temperatures and reduce pollution, creating a network of green corridors alongside roads and canals.

Colombia's second-largest city, Medellín, was best known internationally for the local drug cartel that took its name, and left a legacy of high crime and violence. After a successful programme of urban regeneration, the city now faces two new threats to its environment caused by rapid economic growth; high pollution and rising temperatures. Medellín is using Nature Based Solutions to address this challenge, planting thousands of trees and shrubs along major roads and waterways to create a series of green corridors through the city which absorb emissions and cool the city’s hotspots.

This film was made in association with Ashden. More information about Alcaldía de Medellín can be found here

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