Led by Trinomics, in collaboration with Alterra, Arcadis, Risk & Policy Analysis, Stella Consulting, and the Regional Environmental Centre, the team has supported the European Commission (DG Environment) over the past 1 ½ years in the implementation of the European Green Infrastructure Strategy. The service contract aimed to ensure a more effective promotion of GI at all levels, build capacity for its deployment, improve information exchange, assess technical standards and innovation opportunities in relation to green infrastructure (GI), and explore the potential for a Trans-European Network for Green Infrastructure (TEN-G). The project’s outputs include a series of country, sector and thematic fact sheets on GI, material for ‘train-the-trainer’ sessions and for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on GI, an analysis of how to improve the availability of GI knowledge across existing information exchange platforms, and a review of the extent to which GI is included in standards across various sectors. The project team also analysed the current EU funding levels for GI and conducted a first-phase cost-benefit assessment of developing a TEN-G. The assessment provides initial evidence that a TEN-G based on prioritisation of GI elements according to their benefits would deliver greater European ‘value for money’ than the current policy and funding allocation.
The report and its annexes can be found on DG ENV’s website.
More information on this project can be found here.