The European Commission is organising a conference on “Green Infrastructure: A European success story” on 5 May 2015 in Brussels.Green Infrastructure enables nature to deliver a range of benefits to ecosystems and people, including for health and quality of life. They are key to driving jobs and growth while tackling our environmental challenges head on. Many success cases demonstrate the value of investing in Green Infrastructure. That is why the European Commission in 2013 adopted a strategy promoting Green Infrastructure.
In order to take stock of its implementation, and renew the political commitment of the different actors involved, the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), in cooperation with Intergroups from the European Parliament, are co-organising a conference on “Green Infrastructure: A European success story” on 5 May 2015.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella will present progress in implementing the European Commission’s Green Infrastructure strategy, and its contribution to the new Commission priorities. Members of both Committees, policy makers, businesses, civil society and authorities will provide their views. The conference will be a timely opportunity to highlight the contribution of Green Infrastructure to Europe 2020. It will also provide the opportunity to exchange best practices, and illustrate how local and regional public authorities can boost the social, economic and environmental benefits from Green Infrastructure to European citizens, including through participative planning processes.