EFB webinar “Green Roofs for Biodiversity and Beyond: European Perspective”

EFB webinar “Green Roofs for Biodiversity and Beyond: European Perspective”

The European Federation of Green Roof and Living Walls Associations (EFB) represents the umbrella organisation for all Green Roof and Wall Associations in Europe.  Our goal is to spread awareness and available information about green roofs and walls. Therefore, we launched an online webinar series touching upon various topics related to green roofs and walls that are relevant all-around Europe. We want to motivate municipalities, decision and policymakers, city partners, and other important stakeholders to make cities greener and create awareness for this important topic.

More details about our previous webinars can be found here.
The webinar “Green Roofs for Biodiversity and Beyond: European Perspective took place on the 31st of May 2023 at 4 p.m. (CET)
At this webinar Nathalie Baumann from Switzerland and Dusty Gedge from the United Kingdom shared their thoughts about biodiversity on green roofs, the current state of green and blue infrastructure in England and Switzerland and the significance of this in the context of the protection of the species and climate change mitigation.
The speakers of the webinar:

Nathalie Baumann – Lecturer, Researcher & Consultant at Research Group Green Space Development, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Switzerland.​

The promotion of biodiversity in Switzerland’s cities has a long tradition, especially about green roofs. But what is the current state of biodiversity promotion in Switzerland? In the context of green and blue infrastructures, where are we today? What is the significance of this in the context of species protection and promotion? And finally, what is special about the Swiss approach compared to the rest of Europe?


Dusty Gedge– President, European Federation of Green Roof and Living Walls Associations (EFB), United Kingdom.

Delivering biodiversity on green roofs will be increasingly important in England when Biodiversity Net Gain becomes into effect in November 2023. This talk will look at how green roofs need to be delivered for BNG, both in terms of extensive and to a certain extent intensive. The basics of habitat provision at green roof level and the delivery of the metric will be discussed in this presentation. Although this is restrict to England at the moment this issue should be of interest across Europe, in terms of addressing the biodiversity, as well as, the climate crisis.


To learn more join us at the World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC), taking place 27-29 June, 2023 in Berlin & online

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The World Congress on Green Buildings 2023 in Berlin and online is a three-day event on all aspects of green buildings (roof, façade and interior greening) with the associated topics (including urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability, city of the future).

The congress will be accompanied by a trade exhibition. The exhibiting companies will also offer information in the online event.

On the third day of the congress, there will be the opportunity to take part in excursions to special projects in Berlin.

The World Congress is organised by the Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG) with the support of international and national partners such as the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and the European Federation of Green Roof & Wall Associations (EFB).

The largest congress on green buildings ever held in Europe offers, among other things:

  • over 100 speakers from 29 countries
  • over 50 exhibitors at the accompanying trade exhibition
  • over 30 cooperation and media partnerships (associations, organisations, institutions)
  • imparting knowledge on greening buildings (roof, façade and interior greening)
  • Demonstration of best practice examples
  • Knowledge transfer by experts from the sector from home and abroad in parallel series of lectures and discussion rounds
  • Networking. Meeting point. Addressing new target groups
  • Cross-thematic exchange of experience between city representatives, architects, urban planners, urban water management experts, industry and real estate representatives, manufacturers, processors, researchers, associations, politicians and other interested parties.

More information about WGIC-2023 is here.