EFB Open Meeting – European Update
Jul 3 @ 17:00 – 19:00

EFB Open Meeting – European Update


We invite you to the second EFB Open Meeting – European Update, organized by the European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls Associations (EFB)!
Purpose: The EFB Open Meetings aim to provide a platform for all members of our member associations to come together, acquire and share knowledge, discuss industry trends, and foster collaboration within the green roof and wall community across Europe.
Date and Time: 3rd of July 2024 – 5 p.m. (CET)
Language: English

Moderator: Dusty Gedge, Ambassador of European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB)

Meeting Agenda: 

17:00 – 17:05      

Introduction of the program

Vera Enzi-Zechner, Vice President of European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB)  

17:05 17:10

Welcome speech – Introduction of EFB

Paulo Palha, President of European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB)  

17:10 17:25

SoGreen Alliance – Sector Organization Working Program 2024/2025

Egbert Roozen, Secretary General of European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA)

17:25 – 17:45

The latest updates on EU policies regarding green infrastructure

Luigi Petito, Head of Secretariat of EU Chapter, World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN)

– NRL – The Nature Restauration Law- latest news

– EPDB – Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – potentials for NBS

– UWWTD – the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive – potentials for NBS

17:45 18:05

Q&A Session with Egbert Roozen and Luigi Petito

18:05 18:15

National Tech-StoryCertification of green roof installation companies

Pavel Dostal, Vice President of European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB)  

18:15 18:25

Q&A Session with Pavel Dostal

18:25 – 18:40 

National communication ExampleThe new approach from Portugal raising awareness for Green buildings, a cooperation with 2022 Cannes winner of a Gold Lion for Publicity

Filipe Mesquita, Co-founder and Creative Director at This is Pacifica


18:40 – 18:50 

Q&A Session with Joana Babo and Filipe Mesquita

18:50 – 18:55 

Information on the upcoming activities

18:55 – 19:00 

Conclusions and closing of the event

World Green Infrastructure Congress 2024
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

World Green Infrastructure Congress 2024

3-5 September 2024, Auckland, New Zealand

World Green Infrastructure Congress is the leading global event promoting an exchange of knowledge and inspiration between professionals, companies, associations, institutions, public authorities and scientists to discuss nature-based solutions. Our reliance and impact on the environment underline the need for sustainable urban environments, where biodiversity, water and society are regenerated.

The goal of the 2024 Congress is to catalyse the use of nature-based solutions in urban environments. By coming together as an international community with experience and expertise, we aim to progress action on climate resilience, both environmentally, socially and economically.

The conference will enable an environment for strategic discussions with international delegates, sponsors and ~100 speakers who are at the forefront of green infrastructure strategy, policy, research, design and technology.

Ready to contribute to the exciting programme?

Click HERE for all the details to submit your abstract for consideration for inclusion at the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2024. Abstract submission will be available online until 8th March 2024.Congress developments will be communicated to you via email and on the website

Key dates:

Submissions Open: 15 January 2024
Registration Opens: 1 February 2024
Submissions Close:  8 March 2024
Author Notifications: 29 March 2024
Revised Abstracts Due: 26 April 2024
Revised Author Notification: 3 May 2024
Presenter Registration: 6 May 2024
Early-bird Ends: 10 May 2024

Future Green City World Congress, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sep 23 – Sep 26 all-day

Future Green City World Congress

Welcome to the Future Green City World Congress!

Over four days from 23 to 26 September 2024, more than 3,000 experts worldwide will share their passion and knowledge about the liveable green city with a future here.

The Future Green City World Congress is an initiative of the Royal Association Stadswerk of the Netherlands and the Royal Dutch Society for Garden Designers and Landscapers (VHG). In Utrecht, they bring together the worlds of green and civil engineering in cooperation with World Urban Parks (WUP) and the International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME). The congress connects construction, greenery, infra, and water. By showing different solutions and connecting networks in these domains, we are building a city with a future together.

The Future Green City is Green!

Discover how innovative solutions from civil and cultural engineering come together at the Future Green City World Congress.

Stumble on the beauty of The Netherlands, the green river delta, and its venue: The Beatrix Building of the Royal Jaarbeurs is the beating heart of the Future Green City World Congress.

Uncover the daily program, day by day, and everything you need to know about the conference tickets, the accommodation, and many more exciting events that will take place during the Future Green City World Congress.

Learn more about this thrilling event and everything you will be able to do, learn, and experience by clicking here.

10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 2024
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Local leaders play a crucial role in not only meeting global and European climate targets, but taking sustainability to the next level. In 2024, they will gather in Aalborg (Denmark) for the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT) to discuss, share ideas, and bolster their role in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The 2024 conference will once again demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future. This will be Aalborg’s third time hosting an ESCT conference; their first times led to the ground breaking Aalborg Charter (1994) and Aalborg Commitments (2004), both of which have been recognised as local sustainability milestones.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, businesses, and civil society to be part of the movement for transformational change. Mark your calendars now!

The 2024 edition of this flagship conference series on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of previous conferences including, most recently, the 2020 conference that led to the Mannheim Message. ESCT 2024 will continue to the call for core systemic changes and key policy shifts needed to bring about transformation for a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable Europe.

Find more event information here.

World Green roof and Green Façade Congress Basel
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

World Green Roof and Green Façade Congress Basel

Will the city of the future be greener?

Global warming increases the overheating of cities worldwide. More and more people today live in traffic-optimized urban areas characterized by concrete and asphalt. Significant cooling effects can be achieved on and around buildings with plants and their evaporation capacity.

Basel is considered the “world capital of green roofs”. With the scientific-practical world congress as well as a complementary Green Building Week, knowledge transfer is combined with illustration on practical examples through excursions in Basel and throughout Switzerland.

Uniting Experts in Science,
Planning, and Architecture

The World Congress is aimed at scientists, planners, architects, landscape architects, construction experts, greening specialists and representatives of public authorities.

Safe the Date

The World Congress on Green Roofs and Facades Basel 2025 will be held on June 19 and 20, 2025, in the historic Kollegiengebäude of the University of Basel. The Green Buildings Week will take place from June 16 to 20, 2025 with a variety of excursions, guided tours, lectures and specialized courses.

June 19 to 21, 2025

Basel, Switzerland

World Green roof and Green façade congress Basel

June 16 to 20, 2025

Basel & Zurich, Switzerland

Green Building Week Basel & Zurich

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