Okladka GRAD System solutions supporting development of green roofs in Polish and German cities (Polish text)

The present publication summarised experiences and material collected within the GRAD project, including German and Polish good practices in the field of green infrastructure and green roof development. The first part discusses the role of green roofs as a tool for climate adaptation of urban areas, as well as other benefits that they can bring to the city, building onwers and the citizens in general. Next, there is presented a catalogue of tools that local self-governments can use to promote and increase knowledge on green roofs, encourage investors to construct them, as well as to support them in the designing, construction and maintenance processes.  

In the next part of the publication there are presented exeamples of green roof strategies and support programmes implemented by German cities (Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Münster, Düsseldorf, Dortmund), and in the last part – examples of investments in blue & green infrustructure, including green roofs, implemented by Polish pilot cities (Bielsko-Biała, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Kalisz, Kraków, Lublin, Warszawa, Wrocław).

We hope that collected material will encourage more cities to support green roofs and living walls development on their territory, as well as raising citizens awareness of their role in climate protection & adaptation efforts. For now the brochure is available only in Polish but selected chapters will be translated to English and published here.



The GRAD project is financed from the European Climate Initiative (contrach number: 81232154) of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.