Carbonsequestration and provision of green infrastructure in the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Chuguiv in the context of post-war reconstruction

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Authors: Nadiya Maksymenko, Svitlana Burchenko, Alina Hrechko and Sergiy Sonko

Volume/Issue: Volume 26: Issue 2

Published online: 15 Nov 2023

Pages: 90 - 98

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ahr-2023-0013


Abstract

The main aspects forming the sustainability of cities in terms of provision of green infrastructure and carbon sequestration were considered. The key indicators are the part of green areas in the total area of the city (%), the coeffi cient of providing green infrastructure for population – СGI (m2.person−1) and the carbon sequestration of vegetation cover (t.ha−1). The results of calculations are presented for the cities of Kharkiv and Chuguiv as examples of two categories of Ukrainian cities – large and small-sized, which suffered significant destruction as a result of war. The obtained results will allow to balance the green infrastructure in the post-war restoration to perform its functions.


Keywords: green infrastructure, coefficient of green infrastructure, carbon sequestration, climate chance, urban green spaces

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