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Cities and companies are learning to embrace electric cargo bikes. A new report shows why.
The European Commission leads a reflective, in-depth conversation with previous winners of the award, full of great tips for aspiring Green Capital cities.
On Saturday, 14 May 2016, as part of a yearly cycling tour connecting Europe’s Green Capitals, Karl Falkenberg, senior adviser for sustainable development at the European Commission, arrived in Ljubljana.
The European Commission has announced the shortlisted cities that will advance to the final stage of the European Green Capital 2018 and European Green Leaf 2017 award competitions.
The European Commission is now accepting applications for the next round of the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf awards. Applications will remain open until November 2016.
Environment Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia supports Green Capital investment in Essen with a generous grant
Engagement with local environment creates sense of belonging for children of Mollet del Vallès
April is noise awareness month in Ljubljana. Today, there is growing appreciation of noise as a serious public health issue.
Each year, the European Environment Agency organises a competition to engage with European citizens around different environmental issues. This year's competition focuses on cities.
Nearly 800 residents of Mollet del Vallès turned out for the city's annual tree planting festival last month.
Interactive sculpture earns Ljubljana major advertising prize
The Green Capital team provides answers at the upcoming 2016 CEMR Congress in Cyprus
Here's your chance to be a part of Green Week 2016.
New application forms for the next round of the European Green Capital Award and European Green Leaf will be rolled out in early May.
Winning cities for the 2018 European Green Capital and 2017 European Green Leaf competitions will be crowned on 22 June at the Award Ceremony in Ljubljana.
Our panel of experts met in Ljubljana last week to decide on the shortlist of candidate cities for both the 2018 European Green Capital Award and 2017 European Green Leaf.
The Green Capital team was in Graz, Austria this month for the Urban Future Conference.
To celebrate its year as European Green Capital, Ljubljana is dedicating each month to a different environmental theme.
Environmental education is a top priority for the Portuguese town of Torres Vedras, holder of the European Green Leaf prize.
Behold! The German city of Essen has launched a new visual identity for their upcoming Green Capital year.
Ljubljana is dedicating its second month as European Green Capital to the theme of local self-sufficiency.
Until 15 April, regions can submit their applications online for the RegioStars Awards, which honour Europe's most inspiring and innovating projects supported by Cohesion Policy funds.
The city of Bristol handed over its title of European Green Capital to Ljubljana at an official ceremony in Brussels last week.
Government, business, and academic leaders from around Europe met in Brussels on 29 January for a conference on separate waste collection and the circular economy...
On 9 February 2016, at a special handover ceremony in Brussels, the city of Ljubljana was inaugurated as 2016 European Green Capital...
You can now add pesticide-free weed control to Copenhagen’s already long list of green credentials, which includes being a cycling paradise...
Ljubljana is dedicating each month of 2016 to a different environmental theme. For January the theme is smart waste management.
As we welcome this year’s new European Green Capital, Ljubljana, don’t forget that behind the scenes a panel of 12 independent experts is already thinking ahead to 2018.
The next Handover Ceremony of the European Green Capital Award will take place on 9 February 2016 at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels.
Ljubljana is the 2016 European Green Capital, the first city in Central or Southeastern Europe to hold the title.
Daniel Calleja, the Commission’s Director-General for Environment, was in Paris this month for COP21 where he met with the mayors of six European Green Capital cities—Bristol, Stockholm, Hamburg, Nantes, Copenhagen and Essen.
December 2015 is turning out to be an eventful month for multilateral agreements that benefit the planet and its citizens. First, there were the climate negotiations in Paris.
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.
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.
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.
The initiative was launched in order to bring together industry, government and retailers, in addition to running a campaign focused on changing consumer behaviour.
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.
This unusual work of art was constructed by ‘Luzinterruptus’, a Madrid-based artistic group which highlights current social and environmental issues through its creations.
The report contains a number of recommendations, including: commitment to low-carbon urban development strategies by 2020
The facility was not only designed be functional and green, but also to be visually striking, with its greenhouse style and arched roof.
A landmark European Parliament ruling in April 2015 means that all member states must achieve an 80% reduction in polyethylene bag use by 2025.
Nineteen out of the 28 member state countries of the European Union have voted to either partially or fully ban Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
In addition to bus schedules the electronic paper displays also show exact bus arrival times and passenger information, such as notifications about line detours or new routes
The motive behind ‘My Wild Street’ is to create wildlife corridors where plants and animals can move easily between green spaces and to bring citizens closer to nature.
The park is being planned as a recreational area, but also as a place for nature and greenery to thrive within the surrounding urban landscape.
An eclectic mix of groups uses Toppstodin. Musicians, artists, designers, architects and mechanics use it as their work space.
Bristol City Council began upgrading its lighting system some years ago, along with applying many other initiatives, in an attempt to decrease the city’s impact on the environment.
The aim of these works is to highlight the waste that humans generate and to show it off as a resource that has value and meaning in a very tactile and engaging way.