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The new French law for green and solar roofs – what will it mean?

The new French law for green and solar roofs – what will it mean?

In March 2017, the New French Biodiversity Law will come into effect. Within the law there is a requirement for solar or green roofs on commercial developments. What is this likely to mean – an increase in solar and green or just solar at the expense of green roofs designed for biodiversity?

The fate of rare plants is in the sky – an Australian Oasis

The fate of rare plants is in the sky – an Australian Oasis

Rare plants are finding space on a green roof in Melbourne, Australia. According to the New Scientist: ‘it’s a case of lofty living meeting Noah’s Ark’. Rare plants are found on green roofs in Europe, especially Orchids. Here on this roof in Switzerland, the rare plants found their own way to the roof. However, a roof…

Paris licenses  ‘citizen gardeners to vegetate all you want’

Paris licenses ‘citizen gardeners to vegetate all you want’

Paris, unnoticed, launched a new license scheme on 1st July 2016. Essentially, the new programme is a license for citizens to ‘vegetate as much as you want’. In short, with this new scheme, Paris is certainly leading the way in Europe and perhaps the world.

Photography competition – celebrating green roofs in Europe

Photography competition – celebrating green roofs in Europe

The European Commission is funding a photography competition, the Green Roof Beauty Contest, to celebrate green roofs in Europe. The competition is run by CeeWeb for Biodiversity in conjunction with  Livingroofs.org, which is a proud to be a partner. A chance to let green roofs shine Green roofs are springing up all over the world. In the past, Europe was the…