Urban Carbon Sink is the action covers planting trees to maximize carbonsequestration around a new green corridor mainly. Increase in shadow surface isanother purpose of the action and trees such as Tilia cordata, Platanus orientalisand Pistacia terebinthus will be planted to increase the shadow surface area andto help to reduce the effects of heat island.
Air purification by means of removal of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3),Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), and PM10 particulate matter is one of the other effects ofurban carbon sink.
With all these urban green areas provide many valuable ecosystem services suchas regulating storm water infiltration, improving air quality, reducing urban heatisland effects, provisioning food and habitats for many species, providingrecreation and nature education for the city dwellers.
This NBS does not need important changes on build environment. It can be easily implemented on demo sites with different physical conditions and can be easily removed when necessary.
Actions going to be implemented in terms of Urban Carbon Sink will have a recovery of investment period up to 30 years.