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Hamburg launch their Final Report

14th March 2013

Hamburg’s Final Report on their year as the 2011 European Green Capital has been released. The German city was awarded by the European Commission for its long-term and successful work with sustainable development as well as for their ambitious targets for the future.  A lot happened in Hamburg in 2011, and a detailed description of these fantastic news and events can be found in the report (click here for the full report).

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The report describes Hamburg’s efforts to become the 2011 European Green Capital as well as the huge amount of activities arranged during the year and the city’s experiences along the way. The entire year’s programme is detailed in the report, from the Info Pavilion to the Environmental tours. Also included is the innovative feature “The train of ideas”, a Europe-wide tour carrying green-thinking to 17 cities.

The “Train of ideas” arriving with a rolling exhibition focused on the challenge of how European cities of the future can be shaped in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner, at the same time making them a desirable place to live

The “Train of ideas” arriving with a rolling exhibition focused on the challenge of how European cities of the future can be shaped in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner, at the same time making them a desirable place to live

Hamburg sought green answers to metropolitan challenges and had brilliant ideas on how to share their experience and best practice as the European Green Capital of 2011. The report is full of information about the city’s well-structured communication strategy and the campaigns launched by the public enterprises and by Hamburg’s higher education and scientific institutions.

During the year, Hamburg greatly increased the possibilities for knowledge-sharing between cities in Europe, with great collaboration networks at a national and international level, promoting best practice examples from Hamburg in terms of climate and environment.

EGC Hamburg Logo The report has also included all the environmental policy initiatives and tangible successes during Hamburg’s year as European Green Capital, as well as sponsorship and budget details.

Securing the European Green Capital Award in 2011 not only enabled Hamburg to position itself internationally as a green metropolis, it also created a new incentive to aim higher in its efforts to raise awareness of environmental protection and set the course for its development. Hamburg’s green commitment did not end when their year as European Green Capital was over; they are continuing their work and have made it their ambition to always be a Green Capital and a role model for other cities.

Hamburg is one of Europe’s greenest cities. Parks, green spaces and trees shape the city and promote a high quality of life

Hamburg is one of Europe’s greenest cities. Parks, green spaces and trees shape the city and promote a high quality of life

For more information on Hamburg as the 2011 European Green Captial Award winner visit : http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/winning-cities/2011-hamburg/index.html

For more information on the European Green Capital Award Visit: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/index_en.htm

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