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. The European Green Capital 2015 will be announced at an official Award ceremony in France on 14 June 2013, hosted by the current European Green Capital Nantes, France.
Applications to become European Green Capital 2015 closed on 15 October 2012. The following cities entered the competition:
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “This is the sixth year of the European Green Capital Award and it is encouraging to see former applicants reapplying and some cities entering that have not previously participated in the competition. Many EU cities are setting global standards for urban sustainability, with pioneering innovative solutions to environmental challenges, and the Green Capital Award is a unique opportunity for them to share that knowledge with the rest of Europe.”