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European Green Capital Opening Event

The official opening of the European Green Capital 2015 will take place on 23rd – 24th January 2015 in Bristol, UK. The 2015 title of European Green Capital was awarded to Bristol at a handover ceremony in Copenhagen in December 2014. The award promotes and rewards the efforts of cities that are committed to improving the urban environment.

During the official opening event the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson will provide the keynote address. The opening event will be divided into two sessions including:

  • What makes Bristol a smart, green, open, connected and inclusive city?
  • Sharing the Bristol 2015 European Green Capital Programme

These sessions will be followed by a drinks reception and civic dinner.

A Green Capital Tour will take place on 24th January 2015. This tour will highlight some of the projects and achievements of Bristol’s Green Capital Partnership. Established in 2007 the Partnership now has over 700 member organisations. The tour will then be followed by lunch which will include a talk by local sustainable food experts. An Opening Spectacle will take place that evening to celebrate the launch of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital 2015.

To find out more about this event please click here.