The Israeli government has announced plans to plant 450,000 trees across the country by 2040 to mitigate climate change.
The total cost of the plan is expected to be around £530 million, with 70% of pavements to be shaded by trees throughout cities.
Trees will be used by the government as a tool to not only control increasingly high temperatures with more shade but also to absorb much of the country’s carbon emissions.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: “The government of Israel has set the subject of climate as a national aim. More than 90% of the country’s residents live in urban communities and the hotter the climate gets, the harder it will be to move around outside.”