The title of “European Green Capital” is awarded every year to a European city with a population of over 100 000 for its commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
This award was established to address many of the challenges faced by European cities today. Lisbon, member city of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities is part of the 5 selected cities for the price of 2019. Amongst them, Ghent (Belgium), Lahti (Finland), Lisbon (Portugal), Oslo (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia).
The shortlisted cities will now have to convince the Jury of their overall commitment to ongoing environmental improvement and sustainable development, their capacity to act as a role model, and their strategy for communicating with the public. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 2 June 2017 in Essen, Germany, the current European Green Capital.
The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities has also its own competition “Atlantic City of the Year” that rewards the efforts of the Atlantic cities, don’t hesitate to participate or share.