Respect and protect green spaces
Unfortunately Malta lacks green spaces, and the few green pockets left are under continuous threat from over development. Green spaces, such as gardens, are very important as they absorb carbon dioxide and are associated with lower levels of air pollution.
Trees and other green spaces help to regulate temperature by cooling overheated urban areas, can reduce flood risk by absorbing surface rainwater, and can provide important habitats for a wide variety of insects, animals, birds, and amphibians.
They also provide multiple benefits to public health, with studies linking green space to reduced levels of stress.