Green Cities Europe is an initiative by the ENA (European Nurserystock Association) and nursery organisations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
In the middle of the current century, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. Today, many urban areas are already suffering from the negative effects of climate change as well as other negative consequences such as undermined social cohesion. Around 2050 the negative consequences of climate change on living conditions will be dramatic, due to higher temperature, more frequent and excessive rainfall with consequential flooding, more widespread and excessive drought etc.
Urbanisation and climate change call for new solutions to maintain and improve the quality of life in our cities.
Public green space has a positive effect on biodiversity, climate, wellness and air quality. This impact ensures that cities are becoming better places to live and work.
‘Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe´ is a platform that encourages the greening of public spaces by providing innovative ideas, information based on scientific research, and technical expertise. Its activities address certain themes: health, climate, the economy, biodiversity and social cohesion.
Green Cities Europe aims to combat the consequences of climate change when developing new building projects and improving living conditions in existing projects.
In Ireland, Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe is supported by Bord Bia on behalf of Irish Hardy Nursery Stock Association (IHNSA).
This campaign encourages local authorities, developers, planners and architects to work with local growers in Ireland to incorporate green spaces into their building projects.
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