Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region

Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, Netherlands

The Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region is situated at the heart of a vast metropolitan area in eastern Netherlands. The region is flanked by the Randstad conglomeration in the west, the Flemish Diamond to the south and the Ruhr to the east. The region has a total population of more than 750.000 inhabitants and is combining its metropolitan, economic power, with sustainable and circular practices. The Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region wants to become a leader in circular thinking and sustainable action, in the Netherlands and Europe. This ambition demands effort from companies, citizens, social organisations, the municipalities and many other governmental organisations

Circular Top Region

The Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region  has previously been chosen as "Circular Top Region" and "Green Capital of Europe". The Region's circular efforts built further on these distinctions, as well as on the ambitions expressed in its bid for the National Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment called "Towards a Green Metropolitan Region". The focus is on four domains:  (1) Circular construction and infrastructure, (2) Circular economy: raw materials and chains, (3) Water and climate adaptation and (4) Renewable Energy Transition


Circular impact

The Region is not starting from scratch. Many successful circular projects in which many organizations are participating are already on their way. Together with municipalities, it is procuring sustainable energy and it has drawn up the first bid for the Regional Energy Strategy. The Region is also jointly realising the Implementation Programme Circular Groundworks, Road and Hydraulic Engineering. Bringing these projects under the umbrella of the Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, enables it to to implement them more efficiently, provide co-financing more easily and realise more circular impact.