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Green Infrastructure - a European Success Story
Conference co-organised by the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development and the Urban Intergroup at the European Parliament
Tuesday 5 May 2015
14.30 to 17.30
(registration 14.00)
EESC/CoR, Jacques Delors Building, Room JDE 51
Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels
The conference will be followed by a networking cocktail

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.

You are kindly invited to a conference on "Green Infrastructure: A European success story" on 5 May 2015 from 14.30 to 17.30 in the Jacques Delors Building, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels. The conference shall take stock of the implementation of the Green Infrastructure strategy and should renew the political commitment of the different actors involved.

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 public 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 authorities can boost the social, economic and environmental benefits from Green Infrastructure to European citizens, including through participative planning processes.

The conference will be followed by a networking cocktail.

Further information can be found here.

Please register here before 27.04.2015

Please note that this conference will also be web streamed live on our website:
http://webcast.eesc.europa.eu/eesc/portal/index.html

For any further information please contact enve@cor.europa.eu.

Venue: Jacques Delors building, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels. Map