EU Chapter

EU Chapter

At its Board meeting in Oslo in 2019, WGIN decided to set up an EU Chapter of the network, with the aim of increasing the awareness of EU policymakers about the multiple benefits of green infrastructure with a specific focus on Building Integrated Vegetative systems (green roof and living walls).

In 2017, the estimated number of green roofs installed across 11 EU countries was 12 million square metres representing an investment of approximately 361 million Euros.  Through the work of the EU Chapter, our goal over the next three to five years is to grow that by 20% i.e. to 35 million square metres representing an investment
of over 1 billion Euros.

Thus far, three leading companies in the green roofs and walls sector have agreed to participate in WGIN’s EU Chapter and contribute to implementing its advocacy. These firms are: Urbanscape (Knauf Insulation), Sempergreen, and Optigrun.

EU Chapter Membership

Membership benefits

In addition to growing the green roofs and walls market in the near future, the benefits of  the WGIN EU Chapter membership, include:

  • Ability to attend WGIN board meetings (non-voting member).
  • Exclusive ability to attend Working Group meetings (stormwater, biodiversity, clean air).
  • Access to European Commission civil servants and members of European Parliament.
  • Access to information and policy intelligence.
  • Ability to shape public policy.
  • Speaking opportunities at workshop and events.
  • Logo exchange and visibility through WGIN EU Chapter communication channels.
Fees

The annual fee is 20,000 Euros (VAT excluded) and WGIN requests from members a statement of intent for annual support over three years.

For Membership Inquiries:
Contact Steven Peck (WGIN Treasurer) 

For further information and inquiries:
Contact Luigi Petito (WGIN EU Chapter)

 

 

EU Chapter News

A new model of “urban forestation” to reduce energy costs

A new model of “urban forestation” to reduce energy costs

At EIMA, the international agricultural machinery exhibition in Bologna (Italy), the World Green Infrastructure Network presented proposals for new standards on green areas in rural, commercial and public building renovations and new construction.The association's...

Why greening cities should be a pillar of climate action

Why greening cities should be a pillar of climate action

By interweaving green infrastructure with the built environment, we can tackle some of the effects of human-induced warming locally, writes Luigi Petito, Head of WGIN EU Chapter, in the Autumn edition of Living Architecture MonitorThis summer’s extreme weather...

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Luigi Petito

Luigi Petito

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