On 14 October, the Green Circle ‘Green Healthy City’ partnership was launched. Its mission: to radically green some of the Netherlands’ largest cities. NextGreen facilitated a workshop about the financial tools that can be used for this.
The Green Circle ‘Green Healthy City’ is a partnership between Staatsbosbeheer, IVN, WUR, the municipalities of Rotterdam, The Hague and Dordrecht, Naturalis, the Public Health Services based in South Holland, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, All about Health, and the province of South Holland. These parties are working together to radically green the cities of South Holland, with benefits for health, biodiversity, climate adaptation and social cohesion.
NextGreen facilitated one of the four parallel workshops during the kick-off meeting for this Green Circle and invited some contacts from the financial sector to help develop ideas. It was marvellous to facilitate a real in-person workshop again – the first since the start of the pandemic. Participants explored the financial tools for climate adaptation and the greening of cities. They worked in groups on the greening of different building types: business areas, commercial real estate and project development. For each building type, participants explored the most effective greening measures, the benefits and beneficiaries of greening, and various financial tools for financing these greening measures. Inspiration for possible financial tools came from the funding climate adaptation toolbox, which NextGreen contributed to. By combining multiple financial tools, a multiple benefits business case emerges.
If you are interested in one or more workshops on financing greening measures and climate adaptation, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Read more about the Green Circle ‘Green Healthy City’ on the Green Circle Portal (in Dutch)