The results of the Green Infrastructure subproject of the “Strategic Assessments supporting the long term conservation of natural values of community interest as well as the national implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020” country-scale research project were presented on the international conference on „Protected Areas – Cornerstones of Ecological Connectivity in the Carpathians and Beyond” 28-30 September 2021, held in Visegrad, Hungary.
The high-level event gave space for multiple workshops, on one of it ‘Integration of Ecological Corridors into Spatial Planning – How to overcome conflicts between connectivity conservation and spatial planning (tools and best practice)” the results of the Green Infrastructure (GI) subproject were presented by the Hungarian researchers working on the project. Dr. Katalin Török (Centre for Ecological Research) highlighted the aims of the GI subproject, and talked about how the national green infrastructure map - including the GI connectivity, ecological state and ecosystem services analysis - was structured. Krisztián Schneller and Mónika Csőszi (Lechner Nonprofit Ltd.) focused on the application, and identified the main results relevant in spatial planning. Dr. László Kollányi (Hungarian University for Agriculture and Life Sciences) presented the results in the perspective of landscape or municipal level.
The presentations of the section can be downloaded here:
Dr. Katalin Török (Centre for Ecological Research): How connectivity is captured by the Hungarian Green Infrastructure Development?
Krisztián Schneller - Mónika Csőszi (Lechner Nonprofit Ltd.): Application of the results of the national level Green Infrastructure assessment
Dr. László Kollányi (Hungarian University for Agriculture and Life Sciences): Green Infrastructure and connectivity assessment on landscape or municipal level