EU GREEN WEEK 2018
“Green Cities for a Greener Future”
Concerning Nature and Biodiversity, Green Infrastructures Strategy, waste and water management
The GREEN WEEK will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5
The rapid expansion of cities represents a growing factor of pressure for the environment and human health. Today more than two thirds of European citizens live in towns and cities: urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing our society but also bring together commitment and innovation to resolve them.
The EU GREEN WEEK 2018, the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy, will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future. During the discussion, a central moment will be occupied by policies and solutions concerning Nature and Biodiversity, in line with the European Biodiversity Strategy and with the Green Infrastructures Strategy.
The GREEN WEEK will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5.
There are many initiatives planned during the Green Week: informative appointments (seminars, workshops and conferences), public debates, awareness and involvement events (guided tours, exhibitions and fairs, festivals), training and networking (also online as the webinars). Dozens of partner events have been organized widespread throughout Europe and they will go on until 10/6.
To see the program of the EU GREEN WEEK 2018 and get more information: www.eugreenwee.eu