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The Polish Green Roof Association (PSDZ) together with the Norwegian Association for Green Infrastructure (NFGI), both WGIN members, will implement Blue-Green Infrastructure projects in two Polish cities: Konin and Piastów, in the frame of the “Environment, energy and climate change” program co-financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.
The project implemented in Konin is called “Green corridors in the city – climatic awakening in Konin” and the planned activities will take place from September 1st 2021 to April 30th 2024. The project in Piastów is called “Creation of green-blue infrastructure in the city of Piastów” and the planned activities will last from January 1st 2022 to November 30th 2023.
The implementation of the projects will contribute to strengthening the resilience of cities to the negative effects of climate change. In addition, the project aims to raise public awareness of climate change, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities with less than 90,000 inhabitants. The planned activities are to support the implementation of projects related to the adaptation of cities to climate change and mitigation of climate change. The planned activities in both cities include: construction of new green roofs and living walls, rain gardens, unsealing of pavements and educational activities such as conferences and workshops.
The presence of both cities on the list of program beneficiaries is a great success for all those involved in the preparation of the description of planned activities. Grants were awarded to 19 applicants, with a total of over 90 cities participating in the competition.