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2017 – The Year of Sustainable Tourism

22 February 17

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

15 February 17

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

8 February 17

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

1 February 17

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

25 January 17

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

20 January 17

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

The 200th Anniversary of the Invention of the Bicycle

16 January 17

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle.

Citizens of Nijmegen Celebrate the Launch of their Windpark

19 December 16

Mayor Bruls of Nijmegen, European Green Capital 2018, officially opened a citizen initiated windpark.

European Green Festive Events

It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” and across Europe a variety of festive events are taking place in our cities.

A record number of cities apply for EGC 2019 and EGL 2018 Awards

16 November 16

There have been a record number of 28 applicants applying for the 2019 European Green Capital and 2018 European Green Leaf Awards.

Copenhagen installing 20,000 Street Lamps to protect Cyclists and reduce Carbon Emissions

11 November 15

The bulbs will not only be changed to LEDs, which are more energy efficient, but are also considered to be smart technology due to a ‘communications module’ which will be fitted inside each lamp.

Floating Solar Farm to be launched in Manchester, UK

The Godley Reservoir in the Hyde area of Greater Manchester is the setting for the new solar power farm. This project will be the largest of its kind in Europe and second largest in the world, after Japan.

Nottingham breaks ground on Cycle Super Highway

4 November 15

The project will involve four commuter cycle corridors, upgrades and improvements to existing cycling infrastructure and the introduction of an additional greenway, which will link parks within the city.

Initiative launches to fight Clothing Waste around Europe

The initiative was launched in order to bring together industry, government and retailers, in addition to running a campaign focused on changing consumer behaviour.

Ljubljana hosts successful Civitas Forum

28 October 15

Attendance at the conference was a record high with a 560 strong mix of political representatives, city administrators and organisations, experts and professionals from the mobility, spatial planning and environmental sectors.

‘Plastic Island’ created in Cascais to highlight ocean plastic waste

This unusual work of art was constructed by ‘Luzinterruptus’, a Madrid-based artistic group which highlights current social and environmental issues through its creations.