DATASET

LF621 - Structural Green Infrastructures (LUISA Platform REF2014)

Collection: LUISA : Land-Use based Integrated Sustainability Assessment modelling platform 

Description

The indicator presented here measures the share of Green Infrastructure at different regional levels (in %). Green Infrastructure (GI) is defined as a strategically planned and delivered network of high quality green spaces and other environmental features (EC, 2012) that are structurally and functionally - interconnected and therefore bring added benefits and are more resilientThe level of detail of this indicator is per NUTS0 and NUTS2.

Additional Publication:

1. Naumann S, McKenna D, Kaphengst T, Pieterse M, Rayment M. "Design, implementation and cost elements of green infrastructure projects. Final Report to the European Commission, DG Environment". Joint Research Centre. European Commission .

2011. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/enveco/biodiversity/pdf/GI_DICE_FinalReport.pdf

Contact

Email
carlo.lavalle (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Lavalle, Carlo; Vallecillo, Sara; Barbosa, Ana (2015): LF621 - Structural Green Infrastructures (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-lf621-structural-green-infrastructures-ref-2014

Keywords

Ecosystem services EU Reference Scenario 2014 Green Infrastructure High Natural Value Farmland LUISA NUTS2 NUTS NUTS0

Data access

LF621 - Structural Green Infrastructures (Danube)
Download 
  • The compressed zip file contains the projected amount of green infrastructures for the Danube region at NUTS0 and NUTS2 , from 2010 to 2050. The data is stored in .csv format.

LF621 - Structural Green Infrastructures (Europe)
Download 
  • The compressed zip file contains the projected amount of green infrastructures

    at NUTS0 and NUTS2 , from 2010 to 2050. The data is stored in .csv format.

Land-Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment’ modelling platform (LUISA)
URL 
  • LUISA webpage (European Commission - JRC Science Hub)

Publications

Publication
Green infrastructure (GI)-enhancing Europe Natural Capital
URL 
Publication
More green infrastructure is required to maintain ecosystem services under current trends in land-use change in Europe
Maes J, Lopes Barbosa A, Baranzelli C, Zulian G, Batista E Silva F, Vandecasteele I, Hiederer R, Liquete Garcia M, Paracchini M, Mubareka S, Jacobs C, Perpiña Castillo C, Lavalle C. More green infrastructure is required to maintain ecosystem services under current trends in land-use change in Europe. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY 30 (3); 2015. p. 517-534. JRC89292
  • SPRINGER, DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
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  • Abstract

    Green infrastructure (GI), a network of nature, semi-natural areas and green space, delivers essential ecosystem services which underpin human well-being and quality of life. Maintaining ecosystem services through the development of GI is therefore increasingly recognized by policies as a strategy to cope with potentially changing conditions in the future. This paper assessed how current trends of land-use change have an impact on the aggregated provision of eight ecosystem services at the regional scale of the European Union, measured by the Total Ecosystem Services Index (TESI8). Moreover, the paper reports how further implementation of GI across Europe can help maintain ecosystem services at baseline levels. Current demographic, economic and agricultural trends, which affect land use, were derived from the so called Reference Scenario. This scenario is established by the European Commission to assess the impact of energy and climate policy up to 2050. Under the Reference Scenario, economic growth, coupled with the total population, stimulates increasing urban and industrial expansion. TESI8 is expected to decrease across Europe between 0 and 5 % by 2020 and between 10 and 15 % by 2050 relative to the base year 2010. Based on regression analysis, we estimated that every additional percent increase of the proportion of artificial land needs to be compensated with an increase of 2.2 % of land that qualifies as green infrastructure in order to maintain ecosystem services at 2010 levels.

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2010-01-01 2050-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2015-04-22
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/luisa 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
annual
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-lf621-structural-green-infrastructures-ref-2014
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