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Environment: Investing in green infrastructure will bring multiple returns to nature, society and people

(06/05/2013)

Environment: Investing in green infrastructure will bring multiple returns to nature, society and people

The European Commission adopted today a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is a tried and tested tool that uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green infrastructure solution would be to allow a natural wetland to absorb the excess water from heavy rain.

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