THE EUROPEAN GREEN ROOF AND WALL MARKET RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Nature Based Solutions & Green Infrastructure – Quo vadis?
As 75% of European population will live in urban areas developing green infrastructures to make them more resilient to climate change impacts is a huge, long-term investment that needs very strong commitment from policy-makers, public and private investors on city, national and European levels.
There is a growing number of scientific studies that show the measurable benefits and multi-dimensional contributions of greening technologies to solve key challenges in the ongoing urbanisation of Europe. This is one important step to accelerate the diffusion of greening infrastructure.
Another essential part to promote green roofs and walls amongst decision-makers is still missing, – a comprehensive market report strongly supported by the European greening industry that illustrates current market trends and future growth. A valid market report will show the growing importance of the greening sector and will support key decision makers to proceed with their greening strategies.
Comprehensive data and reliable answers to variety of questions!
The NBS Associations in Europe are currently working on the collection of market figures through online surveys.
Companies witch are already in the field of greening infrastructures need to know how the market develops to take according actions. Relieable data is important to form a successful strategy and be one step ahead.
Companies which are considering to develop into the uprising greening infrastructure industry need a basis for decisionmaking.
… need to know how this industry is developing.
- Are there job opportunities?
- How well did past fundings end up in development and actual greening projects?
- Which regulations are useful and which are not?
- What could we learn from other cities/countries?
The European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls (EFB) and the Innovation Lab GRÜNSTATTGRAU of Österreichischer Verband für Bauwerksbegrünung set up a mutual market research initiative to generate a comprehensive market report for the greening industry.