Green areas and biodiversity

forums
  • environment

This working group addresses issues of urban biodiversity and management related to green areas


Providing cities’ inputs to:

  • EU Refit of Habitats and Birds Directive
  • EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 

Exchanging knowledge & best practices on:

  • Value of ecosystem services and their role in decision-making for policy makers
  • Programs and tools for monitoring, maintaining and strengthening biodiversity and wildlife habitats ensuring the good functioning of urban ecosystems
  • Integrated and innovative management of green public areas, parks and gardens

Supporting cities in:

  • Raising awareness of the significance of green areas and biodiversity for a good quality of life in cities
  • Promoting environmental education and citizens’ participation in management and recovery of green areas
  • Creating financial schemes and consortia for EU funding in biodiversity and green and blue infrastructures

chair

Jorge Cristino
Guimaraes
Aide to the Deputy Mayor

chair

Gitty Korsuize
Utrecht
Consultant green areas & urban nature

EUROCITIES staff contact

Joana Cruz
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Policy advisor