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Consultation

Title

Stakeholder consultation - EU initiative on Green Infrastructure

Policy field(s)

Environment, Biodiversity

Target group(s)

All interested parties, preferably organisations representing the views of stakeholders at EU level

Period of consultation

31/3/2011

Objective of the consultation

The Communication from the Commission on the options for an EU vision and target for biodiversity beyond 2010 [COM(2010)4] foresees the development of an EU strategy on Green Infrastructure after 2010; and Council Conclusions of March 2010 call for the further elaboration of a concept on Green Infrastructure. The White paper on Climate Change advocates for working with Green Infrastructure. Setting the frame for Green Infrastructure will be an integral part of the upcoming 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The Commission plans to publish a Communication, informing about the Green Infrastructure concept, and exploring possible ways forward at EU level, inter alia delivering a tool box for implementation, facilitating exchange of practices and integrated planning.

The Commission will establish a Working Group on Green Infrastructure to guarantee an operational set up to provide concrete input to the Commission to assist in the development of the forthcoming EU initiative on Green Infrastructure.

More precisely, in order to have an interactive and dynamic working group, all members are expected to actively contribute to the debate and to the content with their input and expertise on a number of elements or topics in the agenda.

The objective of the consultation is to obtain a representative picture of the positions of relevant stakeholders and to collect the views of the participants on the future initiative.

How to submit your contribution

Those interested in participating in the consultation meeting are invited to confirm their interest by filling a registration form and submitting it before 11 March 2011 via e-mail to ENV-BIODIVERSITY@ec.europa.eu. Due to the limited capacity of the venue, seats will be allocated in a way to ensure a fair and representative participation of stakeholders. Invitations will be limited to one individual per organisation and priority will be given to organisations representing the views of stakeholders at EU level. Participants are invited to express their views and share ideas on how to shape the strategy to ensure its success. The meeting will be held in English. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to submit their views in writing for up to two weeks after the meeting.

View the consultation document and the questions

Those who are allocated a seat for the meeting will be sent a formal invitation by 16 March 2011 with further details on the meeting venue and guidance on the agenda and structure of the consultation. In order to facilitate preparation for the meeting and reflection on the issue, background documents will be disseminated in due course.

Access the call for interest to the Stakeholder consultation - EU initiative on Green Infrastructure

Please read the call for interest and submit your registration by filling the form and returning it by e-mail to ENV-BIODIVERSITY@ec.europa.eu by 11 March 2011.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/ecosystems/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/biodiversity/policy/index_en.htm

Contact details

responsible service

DG ENV, Unit B2 - Biodiversity

e-mail

ENV-BIODIVERSITY@ec.europa.eu

postal address

European Commission - Directorate General for the Environment
Unit Biodiversity
Office BU-5, 03/043
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium

View the contributions

In the interest of the transparency the results of the consultation have been published on the European Commission CircaBC website.

Protection of personal data

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