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CEEweb Academy on Green Infrastructure
6 October 2014 - 7 October 2014
The Academy aimed to bring together public officers, policy makers, non-governmental organizations and personalities from the academic world to share and discuss experience and inspire new ways of thinking for a more efficient preservation of our natural capital in Central and Eastern Europe in light of the most recent EU initiatives.
The conference consisted of two blocks of presentations on key topics (GI spatial integration and GI sectorial integration) followed by both group and panel discussion.
Green Infrastructure is a holistic tool to tackle biodiversity loss while contributing to smart and sustainable socio-economic growth. It provides us with solutions for a better quality environment, a healthier society and a more prosperous economy.
Green Infrastructure is especially important to the European Union due to its potential to help us preserve and enhance ecosystem services and adapt to climate change in a multi-stakeholder setting.
Under Target 2 of the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, the EU committed itself to deploy green infrastructure and restore a minimum of 15% of Europe’s degraded ecosystems. With this year’s CEEweb Academy we would like to draw attention to GI policy, its implementation and the possibilities for cross-sectorial cooperation.
Green Infrastructure – Enhancing Europe’s natural capital by Marco Fritz, European Commission, DG Environment
Implementing Green Infrastructure at the national level – the Hungarian perspective by Ors Marczin, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture
Implementation of Estonian Green Network Plan in Estonia:assessing delivery of ecosystem services by Mart Kylvik, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The Green and Blue Infrastructure – French policy and Aten’s Resource Centre Naik Faucan and Aurelien Daloz, Atelier Technique des Espaces Naturels
Green Infrastructure in the Czech Republic by Julia Tobikova, Department of General Landscape and Nature Protection of the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
The Landscape Approach to Green Infrastructure: the example of Vestec town by Klara Salzmann, Czech Chamber of Landscape Architecture
Sharing our houses with swifts and bats by Lubomira Vavrova, BROZ Slovakia
Green Infrastructure in Urban Spatial Planning in Miskolc by Zsolt Somorjai, Green City Hungary
The QUESSA project: Quantification of Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Agriculture by Mark Szalai, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
Integrating Green Infrastructure into the Common Agricultural Policy by Nat Page, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania
The Network of Municipal Conservation Areas by Sylvia Mittermayer and Thomas Ellmauer, Environment Agency, Austria
Green Infrastructure and its Potential for Business by Rupert Haines, ICF International
Green Roof as a profitable investment by Sandor Horvath, Association of Green Roof and Green Wall Builders
Green Infrastructure in Road Construction by Andras Sziranyi, National Infrastructure Development Hungary
Green Infrastructure and Natura 2000 by Stefan Leiner, European Commission, DG Environment
Register here: (The registration is open until the 15th September, 2014, 18:00 CET/UTF+2)
This event is generously supported by the European Commission.