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Launch of financial incentive and call for applications for the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards

Does your city have what it takes to be the next European Green Capital or European Green Leaf winner?

European Green Capital 2020 Applicant Workshop, 27th June 2017, Brussels

An Applicant Workshop for the European Green Capital 2020 Award will take place on the 27th of June 2017 in Brussels.

European Green Capital Award 2019 and European Green Leaf Award 2018 Technical Assessment Synopsis Reports

The European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2019 and European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) 2018 Technical Assessment Synopsis Reports are now available

Indicators for urban green infrastructure

To assist cities in developing their green infrastructure strategies further, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) has developed a number of GI indicators, displayed on their recently launched interactive map.

Shortlist announced for European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards

Five cities make EGCA 2019 shortlist with three cities shortlisted for EGL 2018.

The European Capital of Innovation 2017

The winning city will receive one million euro to support and expand its innovation projects. Second and third places receive a prize of €100,000 each.

Launch of the The Pan-European Thermal Atlas

A new tool has been launched to help EU countries become more energy efficient in heating and cooling our buildings.

RegioStars Awards 2017 launched

The Award, now in its 10th year, was established to both recognise and reward innovative projects that promote regional development.

Galway officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017

Galway, the westernmost city of Ireland, was launched as the European Green Leaf 2017 on 1st March at an official ceremony in its city hall.

OPTIMUM – Improving sustainable transport across Europe

Exciting new developments are taking place to make Europe’s transport cleaner and more efficient. OPTIMUM, an EU funded project, is currently piloting a number of studies that use information technology to improve our transport networks. One of these studies, Multi-modal Routing, will collect real-time information from multiple sources, allowing travelers to choose their optimum route […]

2017 – The Year of Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism is committed to benefitting local people, protecting cultural heritage and limiting the impact on the natural environment.

Transitioning to Green in our cities

Greening walls, roofs and streets, and restoring river streams are some examples of how cities are introducing wildlife into urban spaces.

Ecosystem services and social inclusion – an innovative award winning project

The recent winner of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge combines ecological functions and ecosystem services with modern urban infrastructure.

Paris vehicle pollution sticker scheme comes into force

The scheme, which includes cars, trucks, motorcyles and scooters restricts access to certain areas in the city during periods of high air pollution, with some vehicles being banned from the city during weekdays.

Dutch cities Eindhoven and Helmond roll out largest electric bus fleet

The cities of Eindhoven and Helmond in the Brabant Region of the Netherlands now have one of Europe’s largest electric bus fleets. The commissioning of 43 vehicles is a huge step for sustainable public transport.

Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017

The city of Essen in Germany will officially become the European Green Capital for 2017.