Work Package 3:
Strategies for Intervention at European, Regional and Local Level

How can we use the transnational, regional and local results of green infrastructure assessment to develop strategies and action plans that fit strategically, improve functionality of green infrastructure and meet specific local needs?

As a precondition for the invention of a public benefit assessment procedure in this work package the project partners take into account specific local needs, estimate the public benefit from green infrastructure intervention and identify threats, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities related to the green infrastructure resource. By developing together and testing the public benefit assessment in the nine case study areas the partners identify priority areas and develop strategies/action plans for the improvement of the green infrastructure resource.

All of these green infrastructure strategies/action plans are informed by the assessment methods and evidence gained in work packages 1 and 2 thus ensuring a strategic fit within the wider green infrastructure network. They demonstrate the multiple benefits of a green infrastructure approach and provide a sound case for investment in green infrastructure enhancement and decision-making. The strategies/action plans reflect the differing needs and opportunities within the nine case study areas.

OUTPUTS

Green Infrastructure Strategy/Action Plan of each case study area
These strategies/action plans are developed for each of the nine case study areas. Each area has its own specific green infrastructure issues and opportunities. These plans concentrate on how functionality can be best improved at the local area. Issues such as user-pressure, invasive species, loss of habitat and connectivity, cross-border management alignment, and how best management can increase public benefit are all covered. Stakeholder involvement and consultation are key aspects of strategy development and adoption.

Manual for Creating Evidence-Based Strategies and Action Plans - A tool supporting local planning
Following the production of green infrastructure strategies and action plans by the partners and subsequent feedback of experiences a manual demonstrates how to use green infrastructure assessment to guide the development of evidence-based strategies/action plans and aid in decision-making for local planning policies and actions, targeting investment at the local level where it delivers the greatest return on investment in terms of public benefit.

Training events for tool application
Training in the use of the tools created by the project is provided for all participating stakeholders and associated partners. Training for external non-participating stakeholders will be made available via internet-based training webinars.

Work Package Duration: 07/2018-06/2020
Coordination: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Gian Luigi Rossi

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