European Union relies on green roofs in cities and towns to help reach new biodiversity targets


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Green and blue infrastructure give an essential contribution to urban biodiversity, writes Luigi Petito in the Summer edition of Living Architecture Monitoring.

On June 22, the European Commission proposed the first EU Nature Restoration Law in the form of unprecedented legally binding urban biodiversity targets. Such targets are intended to boost a systematic integration of vegetation into urban planning, including in public spaces, infrastructure, and in the design of buildings, in particular of their roofs and facades, and their surroundings.

Read the full article in Living Architecture Monitoring here  


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