Climate-neutral ‘Fresh Air Zone’ opened in the International Zone of The Hague
Wed 30/10/2019 - 09:59
The Hague - On Monday 28 October Robert van Asten (Alderman for Mobility, Culture and Strategy), together with Maarten Shurink (Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior) and Liesbeth van Tongeren (Alderman for Sustainability and Energy Transition) unveiled the latest addition to The Hague's sustainability policy: the 'Fresh Air Zone' at World Forum The Hague, or the green canopy.
The official opening and unveiling of the green canopy, the ‘Fresh Air Zone’, of World Forum The Hague, took place during the ‘Day of the City’ event. This was achieved in cooperation with various parties: the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Delfland Water Board, the World Forum and the municipality of The Hague. This project is part of the municipality's sustainability policy. The aim of the green canopy is to contribute to a better environment and prevent flooding. It’s just one part of the World Forum's entire sustainability programme. The municipality is very proud of this project, because it supports the goal of a climate-neutral city and is also an inspiring example for other, similar conversions.
World Forum The Hague is one of the largest conference venues in the Netherlands and is located in the international zone in The Hague. CSR and ‘vitality’ are focal areas of the organisation. Not only does the development of the green canopy play a climate-neutral role, it also helps to enhance the vitality of congress participants. This newly developed zone offers conference participants the opportunity to step into a sustainable and green environment, with an impressive view over the international zone. This gives them renewed energy and improves their concentration.
In addition to unveiling the green roof, a special lunch lecture by Ruben Terlou was held during City Day and visitors had the chance to take part in various 'city safaris'. The main focus of this event was the sharing of inspiration and knowledge for economically strong, sustainable, future-proof and liveable cities.