Green Day Ruhr – 11 June 2018 was all about green infrastructure and environmental economics. The events in Dortmund and Oberhausen showed that: mobility, nature conservation, resource efficiency, urban and river development belong together. Green infrastructure has already changed the Metropole Ruhr region for the better and offers the opportunity to further develop the region as an attractive location for work and life. Among other things, the BMR and its partners will make their contribution via the Greentech.Ruhr project. The network for strengthening the environmental economy is constantly growing. At the Green Day Ruhr, we were able to welcome Volterion GmbH as our 100th partner company.

 

Comments on Green Day Ruhr

NRW Minister of the Environment Ursula Heinen-Esser:

"I am delighted today to welcome the 100th company that has registered in the 'Greentech.Ruhr' environmental network". The more companies are involved in this area, the more jobs will be created. Because our environmental economy is a real job generator: Around 368,000 people work in it, which already corresponds to every twentieth job in NRW. This means that here in NRW more people are employed in the environmental industry than in any other state."

Dr. Uli Paetzel, CEO of Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband:

"Dealing with the industrial heritage of the Emscher, Lippe and Ruhr is the ultimate opportunity for the region. And our Emscher conversion project is a symbol of successful structural change. It brings much added value from both an ecological and economic point of view, as it strengthens tourism as well as infrastructure, neighbourhoods and social cohesion. The green-blue infrastructure is the idea of ​​structural change on the basis of, inter alia, the water industry," says Dr. Uli Paetzel, CEO of Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband.

BMR CEO Rasmus C. Beck:

"The Ruhr Metropolis is the number one location for environmental economics in Germany. Our Greentech.Ruhr project contributes with 100 network partners to increase the competence in this growth industry and to promote the development of innovations and new business models," said BMR CEO Rasmus C. Beck.