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2 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w Third Australian Tracks and Trails Conference w Adelaide, South Australia w October 2004

3 4) ECOLOGY & EDUCATION Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w What are Greenways? w Greenways are tools for improving the environment and the quality of life for citizens Experience from existing Greenways in North America, Australia or Europe shows 4 principal services of GW: 1) COMMUNICATION & NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORT 2) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC SERVICES 3) TOURISM AND RECREATION

4 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w 4 principal services of GW 1) COMMUNICATION & NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORT: Greenways solve communication problems and provide opportunities for non-motorized transport development

5 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” 2) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC SERVICES: Greenways contribute directly to improving the quality of public services and help revitalize the local economy w 4 principal services of GW

6 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” 3) TOURISM AND RECREATION: Greenways support development of environmentally friendly tourism, sport and recreation activities w 4 principal services of GW

7 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” 3) TOURISM AND RECREATION: Greenways support development of environmentally friendly tourism, sport and recreation activities w 4 principal services of GW

8 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w 4 principal services of GW 4) ECOLOGY & EDUCATION: Greenways provide protection for important ecological services, such as flood control, water purification and biodiversity conservation, as well as new opportunities for environmental education

9 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Why there is a need for an international charter?  This support is needed to create good conditions for those who build and use the greenways  The charter should gain the support of international bodies (UN, EU, UNESCO), national governments and international corporations

10 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Why there is a need for an international charter? If the governments and international bodies react positively, Greenways will bring benefits in the following area: 1. Healthy lifestyle 2. Save mobility 3. Protection of natural and cultural heritage 4. Smart growth and local economy 5. Living communities 6. Regional development 7. Sustainable tourism

11 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Why there is a need for an international charter? Living communities

12 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” What has been done + what has to be done?  2003 Providence - Intl. charter was introduced and an informal committee was set up  – worldwide discussion of the draft

13 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” What has been done + what has to be done?  2004 Adelaide – presentation of the draft  2005 Minneapolis – official launch of the charter

14 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” In the meantime:

15 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Rails to Trails Conservancy  organizer of biannual international GW conference  aims to create miles of Greenways in the US  clearing house for trails and greenways in USA  initiator and international coordinator in worldwide movement (Jeffrey Ciabotti, Vice President of Trail Development,  KEY PLAYERS of intl. Greenways charter: w

16 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” European Greenways Association – EGWA  connecting all greenway organizations in Europe  currently 40 members from municipalities, regional governments, ministries and associations  organizer of European GW day, European GW Award and biannual European Greenways Conference  KEY PLAYERS of intl. Greenways charter:

17 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w European Greenways Association – EGWA w Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg

18 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Phase 2 : REVER MED (Western Mediterranean) 32 partners in 4 countries Budget : 3 million € Period : w European Greenways Association – EGWA

19 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” Central and Eastern European Greenways  CEG as a part of Environmental Partnership Consortium  working as regional branch of EGWA in Central and Eastern Europe  ww.greenways.info or KEY PLAYERS of intl. Greenways charter:

20 Need for International Greenway Charter “National and International Agenda” w Juraj Flamik, Daniel Mourek w Central and Eastern European Greenways w Environmental Partnership Foundation, Czech Republic w


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