INTERREG EUROPE Cooperation Programme
Priority axis 4. Environment and resource efficiency
Specific objective 4.1. Conservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage
Project title: Blue and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
Project acronym: Blue Green City
The Rijeka Development Agency Porin Ltd in partnership with 6 regions in the European Union and an Advisory partner is implementing the “Blue and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” project between 01.08.2019 – 31.07.2022, within the INTERREG EUROPE Cooperation Programme.
The project aims to promote green and blue infrastructures as an integral part of a local/regional natural heritage preservation strategy. Blue Green City seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of the concept of ecosystem services and of the value of green and blue infrastructures through project events, such as workshops and training sessions. This will be accomplished through a process of interregional learning and a strong collaboration in finding common solutions to common challenges posed by climate change, in particular by sharing experience and exchanging good practices. It is in this context that Blue Green City aligns with the EU Green Infrastructure Strategy and with the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, referring to the important role that green and blue infrastructures play in protecting, conserving and enhancing the EU’s natural capital, by providing functional ecological connectivity between cities and peri-urban protected areas.
On the 24th and 25th September 2019, the Rijeka Development Agency Porin Ltd attended the Kick-off meeting organized and hosted by the Lead partner – Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur – Euromed Cities Network. At this event, the organizers presented the project, the project partners and expected outputs, defined the concrete contribution of each partner to the implementation of the project, and started the interregional learning and exchange of experience.
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