SoGREEN Symposium “EU Green Deal On the Green Move” Friday, 30 April 2021 from 13.00 to 17.00 CET!

SoGREEN Symposium “EU Green Deal On the Green Move” Friday, 30 April 2021 from 13.00 to 17.00 CET!

This event is organised by SoGreen, the umbrella organisation and a global stakeholder group that unites green industries - European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA), European Nursery stock Association (ENA), European Interior Landscaping Organisation (EILO), European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB), IFLA Europe, International Organisation for Natural Bathing Waters (IOB) and World Urban Parks (WUP).

Seven speakers from different countries representing SoGreen member organisations will speak about about 7 different aspects of the living green on Nature Based Solutions!

Ms Stefan Leiner, DG Environment, Head of Unit/Biodiversity will address the issue from the aspect of EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.
Ms Elena Visnar-Malinovska,DG Climate, Head of Unit/Adaptation, will speak about living in an increasingly hostile climate: what is the (climate adaptation) policy take and orientations?
Ms Sirpa Pietikainen, member of the European Parliament will address about the participants about the importance of urban and green infrastructure.
Ms Chantal van Ham, IUCN European Regional Office, EU Programme Manager for Nature Based Solution will give presentation on Partnerships for Nature-based Solutions: towards a resilient and regenerative Europe

Please refer to the SoGreen Symposium EU Green Deal on the Green Move programme for all details of the Symposium.

Join us for this important event - the link to the event is attached in the invitation together with instructions. We would be grateful if you could share the information about this event among all your members and partners!

Looking forward to seeing you on 30 April 2021!

About SoGreen

SoGreen was established as a response to:

- challenges of economic and social development, as well as sustainable management and protection of natural resources and their importance for the achievement of the objectives of human well-being and social equity;
- the seriousness of the issues related to climate change, the greatest challenge the planet is facing today and yet one that also represents unique opportunity for the emergence of a sustainable prosperity through international cooperation on climate;
- the need for the establishment of policies and measures that are agreed both at national and international level to achieve those sustainable development goals.

Members of the SoGreen:

European Landscape Contractors Association ELCA
The ELCA is the European Landscape Contractors Association established to promote
cooperation as well as the exchange of information and experience in Europe the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) was founded in 1963.

European Nursery stock Association - ENA
EuropeanNursery stock Association is an organization representing nursery stock producers’ organizations all over Europe. Considering the need for closer economic, social and cultural cooperation at European level; conscious of their responsibility towards the nursery stock profession and mindful to obtain and further the health and prosperity of the nursery stock industry, European organisations representing nursery-stock producers have established a European association, called ENA.

European Interior Landscaping Organisation- EILO
The profession of interior landscaping differs widely from landscaping and maintenance of outdoor areas. Plants used indoors originate in the tropics or the desert and thrive in constant temperature of 21 degrees. They very often have to survive in bad daylight conditions or lack of humidity. Specific laws apply, specific skills, research and knowledge are needed and different customer related issues come up regarding maintenance.

European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations - EFB
The founding green roof associations of Austria, Germany and Switzerland established the European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB) in 1997. Since then the following associations have joined: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scandinavia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, England, Spain and Serbia. As of 2019 there are 15 member associations in EFB. The Federation and its national members actively promote the use of green roofs and green facades
throughout Europe. Such technologies are known to provide better quality of life for towns and cities by returning sealed surfaces back to nature.

IFLA EUROPE - the European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects IFLA Europe
IFLA Europe is the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects formed by 34 professional Landscape Architects’ Associations with 20.000 landscape architects across Europe. It aims not only to promote the landscape architecture profession, recognising excellence in educational courses and promoting the best practice operations, but also striving to enhance the quality of landscape planning, monitoring and management, provide nature-based solutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation and ensure transformational changes in landscape, urban and rural areas.

International Organisation for Natural Bathing Waters - IOB
The International Organization for natural bathing waters (IOB) was founded on 29 September 2009 on the occasion of the 5th International Congress swimming in Merano. It is an umbrella organization: 12 national swimming pond organizations are currently united to form the international federation. Objectives of the IOB are the promotion and distribution of natural bathing waters with fully biological water purification. This is achieved by consultation between politics and administration, in the formulation of policies and as well as consultancy about statutes and laws concerning bathing in natural bathing water. IOB supports the member associations from various countries through exchange of experience on planning, construction and operation of semi-natural bathing waters, and by publishing all kind of information.

World Urban Parks - WUP
World Urban Parks is new international organisation representing the vibrant urban parks,open space and recreation sector. At a time when urban growth will see 70% of the world’s population living in urban areas by 2050, sharing knowledge and providing a collective voice for all people and organisations engaged in green cities, open space, recreation, health and related activity is vital. Together we want to build healthy, liveable and sustainable communities. World Urban Parks is the organisation to go to for international advice, support and getting connected with urban park, open space and recreation issues, people and activity. WUP combines the experience of their members and partners with opportunities to help build urban parks leadership and bring about significant improvements in cities where rapid urbanisation is occurring. WUP acts as a umbrella to national associations and connect park agencies, non-governmental organisations, universities, research institutes, business, community groups, individuals and allied sectors such as health, tourism, and resource management.



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