May 7, 2013 EurActive
In what green campaigners in Brussels described as a ‘Eureka moment’IThe European Union adopted a new strategy yesterday (6 May) aimed at promoting green infrastructure, and putting natural processes at the heart of its spatial planning...
EU money will now encourage green solutions to infrastructure problems, such as allowing natural wetlands to absorb excess water from heavy rain, instead of building concrete flood protection infrastructure.
"Building green infrastructure is often a good investment for nature, for the economy and for jobs,” Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said. “We should provide society with solutions that work with nature instead of against it, where that makes economic and environmental sense.”