WGIN is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure as our newest national association member.
The Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure (Asociácia pre zelené strechy a zelenú infraštruktúru) is renowned for its advocacy of greening roofs, building walls, and other structural elements, as well as the incorporation of green infrastructure components, water management, and energy efficiency in urban areas. This aligns with the principles of sustainable construction, environmental preservation, and the reintroduction of green spaces within communities.
The Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure covers green roof associations in all 27 countries of the European Union, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia as well as cooperating with major universities. It has its own publishing activity and cooperates with top domestic and foreign experts, creating a methodology for the design, projection, implementation and maintenance of green roofs and green infrastructure.
Manfred Koehler, President of the World Green Infrastructure Network, commented:
“We are delighted to announce the addition of the Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure as a new national association member of WGIN. This partnership comes at a timely moment in the promotion and deployment of green infrastructure, both within the EU and beyond. We are excited to collaborate and work together on advancing this important agenda.”
Jan Rapan, Vice-President of the Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure stated:
“We are happy to announce our membership in the World Green Infrastructure Network. With our expertise in sustainable construction, environmental conservation, and the revitalization of green spaces in communities, we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to collaborate in advancing the urban green infrastructure agenda in the EU and on a global scale.”
Head of Secretariat
World Green Infrastructure Network – EU Chapter
Slovak Association for Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure
The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) is a collaborative global network promoting the integration of green infrastructure in urban planning. Since 2009, WGIN has expanded to represent 22 National Associations and has held 10 World Green Infrastructure Congresses. WGIN has established supportive working research committees and has an active board of directors representing 11 nations. In 2019, WGIN set up a European Chapter to raise awareness among EU policymakers about the multiple benefits of green infrastructure. Our motto is “vegetation makes it possible.”