Health, Wealth and Happiness – The multiple benefits of green infrastructure

At the second PERFECT partner meeting in Ljubljana in September 2017, Ece Ozdemiroglu who is a Member of the Adaptation Sub Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change gave an expert presentation on valuing green infrastructure benefits. Partners showed a high level of interest in adopting the techniques to promote to policy makers the need to invest more in green infrastructure.

Following the presentation, this Expert Paper has been written by Ece and her colleagues at eftec, Erin Gianferrara and Janine Boshoff. 

Authored by Erin Gianferrara and Janine Boshoff eftec

Foreword by Ece Ozdemiroglu eftec and Member of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change

About eftec

eftec conducts sound economic analysis, measuring what is conventionally overlooked. Since 1992, it has been providing comprehensive, high-quality and clear evidence to support decision-making. It believes that economic thinking can be put into good use for the environment and humankind now and in the future. In addition to the core team, eftec works with a network of individual associates and organisations to ensure it can form the team with the most appropriate skills and experience for each project. For more information about eftec’s team, services and projects, visit the eftec website: http://www.eftec.co.uk

About PERFECT

PERFECT (Planning for Environment and Resource eFficiency in European Cities and Towns) is a five-year project, running from January 2017 to December 2021, co-funded by Interreg Europe. It aims to demonstrate how the multiple uses of green infrastructure can provide social, economic and environmental benefits. It will raise awareness of this potential, influence the policy-making process, and encourage greater investment in green infrastructure. To find out more about PERFECT, visit http://www.interregeurope.eu/perfect/ Or contact: Henry Smith, Project Manager – PERFECT, TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS, United Kingdom e: [email protected] t: +44 (0)20 7930 8903 Follow the project on Twitter: #perfect_eu