Introduction: Green infrastructure and the GreenInfraNet project
In response to the EC's green infrastructure strategy, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on green infrastructure. The Committee of the Regions adopted an opinion, as did the European Economic and Social Committee. The EC has also published a brochure on green infrastructure.
Although policy developments at EU level are of great significance, it is at the local and regional levels that the most innovative approaches are being developed in terms of shaping and implementing green infrastructure. These efforts are generating valuable experience in how the approach can be applied effectively by a wide range of stakeholders, particularly with respect to methodologies, process management, policy development and implementation in a range of settings such as largely natural areas or regions where agriculture or economic development are important drivers.