New EU strategy for green infrastructure

The European Commission adopted on 6 May 2013 a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure. The strategy focuses on promoting green infrastructure in the main policy areas, transport included.

For EUPAVE, it is clear that concrete pavements must be included within those green transport infrastructures due to its important contribution to reduce road transport's carbon footprint thanks to the uptake of CO2 in the hardened concrete, the light reflectivity of a concrete surface which contributes to the cooling of our planet, and the reduced fuel consumption of heavy vehicles riding on a non-deformable pavement.

To read more, visit EUPAVE EU AFFAIRS website.