World Green Infrastructure Network Chapter for Emerging Professionals is Launched The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has formally launched the Chapter for Emerging Professionals (CEP).
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.
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.
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