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  • Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016

    The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented this afternoon by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, at a ceremony in Copenhagen, which holds the 2014 European Green Capital title. Ljubljana received recognition for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens, for its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', its ...

  • Bristol European Green Capital 2015

    The UK city of Bristol has won the European Green Capital Award for 2015. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony in Nantes, France, which currently holds the title, on Friday evening. Bristol received recognition for its investment plans in the areas of transport and energy, and especially for its commitment to act as a true role model for the ...

  • Environment: European Green Capital 2013

    At a ceremony in Brussels today, Nantes, France’s sixth largest city, takes over the title of European Green Capital from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain. Nantes was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2013 following an intensive Europe-wide competition in 2010. Commissioner Potočnik said: “I congratulate Nantes on receiving the title of European Green Capital 2013, a title that ...

  • European Commission launches European Green Capital Award

    The European Commission is launching a new annual European Green Capital Award, to be given each year to a city that is leading the way with environmentally friendly urban living. The launch event will be held at 1800 on 22 May 2008 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, where Commissioner Dimas will sign a Declaration establishing the award scheme together with Paddy Bourke, the Lord Mayor ...

  • Environment: search for European green capitals 2012 and 2013

    The search has begun to find the cities that will become the next European Green Capitals. The prestigious European Green Capital Award recognises cities that are at the forefront of environmentally friendly urban living. Earlier this year, Stockholm and Hamburg were named as the first winners of the title for 2010 and 2011, respectively. Now the race is on to find the cities that will claim the ...

  • Ljubljana wins European Green Capital Award for 2016

    Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been named European Green Capital 2016 at a ceremony in Copenhagen, the current holder of the Green Capital title. Ljubljana was commended for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens. The jury also recognised its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', which brings together plans covering environmental protection, mobility, energy and electric ...

  • Will your city be the European Green Capital 2016?

    The Commission has launched its search for the 2016 European Green Capital. The European Green Capital Award recognises cities that are at the forefront of environmentally-friendly urban living. The annual award is intended to inspire European cities to take action to become more attractive and healthy places to live, work and visit – cities that are “fit for life”. For the ...

  • The search is now on for European Green Capital 2014

    How green is your city? That’s the question being asked by the European Green Capital Award (EGCA), which is now searching for an exemplary city for 2014. The competition was launched by the European Commission on 14 June. Four cities – Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes – have been awarded the title so far, from 2010 to 2013 respectively. The award aims ...

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes to be next European green capitals

    The Spanish regional capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz and the French city of Nantes have been named as winners of the European Green Capital award for 2012 and 2013. The awards were presented by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at the first European Green Capital Conference in Stockholm, winner of the European Green Capital for 2010. The conference gathered city officials, politicians ...


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  • Green capitals – spreading the green message

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you and to have the opportunity to announce the winner of 2016 today. I know that Copenhagen has already done a lot during these past months to promote its green activities as European Green Capital and I hope that in the future these will give tourists an additional reason – of course in ...

  • European Green Capital Award: how green is your town?

    How clean is the air in your city? Is the local transport environmentally friendly? What about noise pollution and the state of the green areas? Four out of five Europeans now live in cities and the environment in urban areas is directly linked to our quality of life. Based on an idea put forward by several European cities in 2006, the European Commission has launched the European Green Capital ...

  • Environment: eight cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2015

    The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2015 is now closed and the following cities have entered the competition: Bristol (UK) Brussels (Belgium) Bydgoszcz (Poland) Dublin (Ireland) Glasgow (UK) Kaunas (Lithuania) Kutahya (Turkey) Ljubljana (Slovenia) EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "This is ...

  • 12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2016

    The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2016 is now closed and the following 12 cities from 11 different countries have entered the competition: Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland) Essen (Germany) Larissa (Greece) Ljubljana (Slovenia) Nijmegen (Netherlands) Oslo (Norway) Reggio Emilia (Italy) Santander (Spain) Tours ...

  • Environment: 12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2017

    The deadline for submitting entries to the European Green Capital 2017 competition cycle has expired. The following cities have entered: Bursa (Turkey) Cascais (Portugal) Cork (Ireland) Essen (Germany) 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) Istanbul (Turkey) Lahti (Finland) Lisbon (Portugal) Nijmegen (Netherlands) ...

  • Copenhagen beats Bristol and Frankfurt to win European Green Capital 2014

    The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014, fending off strong competition from two other finalists, Bristol in England and Frankfurt in Germany. Fourteen cities entered the competition, of which three finalist cities presented their vision, action plans and communication strategies to the jury earlier this month. The jury assessed three different ...

  • EC launches search for European Green Capitals 2012 and 2013

    The search has begun to find the cities that will become the next European Green Capitals. The prestigious European Green Capital Award recognises cities that are at the forefront of environmentally-friendly urban living. Earlier this year, Stockholm and Hamburg were named as the first winners of the title for 2010 and 2011, respectively. Now the race is on to find the cities that will claim the ...

  • Commission launches search for European Green Capitals 2012 and 2013

    The search has begun to find the cities that will become the next European Green Capitals. The prestigious European Green Capital Award recognises cities that are at the forefront of environmentally-friendly urban living. Earlier this year, Stockholm and Hamburg were named as the first winners of the title for 2010 and 2011, respectively. Now the race is on to find the cities that will claim the ...

  • Bristol, Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana shortlisted for European Green Capital 2015

    Bristol, Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana have been chosen as the four finalists to proceed to the next stage of the European Green Capital 2015 Award organised by the European Commission. The European Green Capital Award is an annual prize that goes to one city every year, singling out its environmental performance. Bristol, Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana have been shortlisted from 8 entries ...

  • Essen, Ljubljana, Nijmegen, Oslo and Umeå shortlisted for European Green Capital 2016

    The European Commission today announced that Essen (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden) have been selected as the five finalists to advance to the next stage of the European Green Capital 2016 Award. The Award is presented to one European city every year, commending its achievements in environmental sustainability. For the first year ...

  • Environment: six finalists vie for title of European Green Capital 2012 and 2013

    Barcelona, Malmö, Nantes, Nuremberg, Reykjavík and Vitoria-Gasteiz have been shortlisted by the European Green Capital Award evaluation panel as finalists in the contest for this prestigious environmental honour. The competition for the 2012 and 2013 European Green Capital Awards has entered its final stages, with the 17 candidate cities now been whittled down to a shortlist of six. The ...

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