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Option 1 (as defined in Olivia’s Law)
Green Infrastructure includes trees, hedgerows, open green spaces which thread through or surround the built environment, parks, gardens designed for biodiversity, green roofs, allotments, woodlands, green corridors, rain gardens, reed beds, wetlands, water meadows and wild spaces.
Green Infrastructure (GI) means a strategically planned, interconnected network or spatial structure of natural and semi-natural areas [as identified on the plan at Annex xx] designed and managed to improve environmental conditions and citizens’ health and quality of life and to protect biodiversity while enhancing delivery of a wide range of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services, includes but is not limited to water purification, air quality, space for recreation and climate mitigation and adaptation.
Green Infrastructure does not have a single widely recognised definition, as it has been variously defined by different disciplines (primarily design, conservation and planning related).
Supply chain clauses, national climate laws, public sector procurement documents and planning applications.