'Will Your City be the next European Green Capital winner?'
To find out what it takes to apply for the European Green Capital 2023 competition, please read the ‘Will Your City?’ information brochure here.
Lisbon – European Green Capital 2020
This brochure presents Lisbon as the European Green Capital 2020, showcasing the city’s best practices in urban mobility, urban green areas and commitment to sustainable land use.
Read the brochure in English here.
Oslo – European Green Capital 2019
This brochure outlines why Oslo won the European Green Capital 2019 title by showcasing the city’s key environmental best practices, initiatives and plans for the future. These initiatives include Oslo’s ambitious climate emissions reduction targets and Climate Budget, the restoration of Oslo’s waterways and its position as World Leader in electric vehicle ownership.
Read the brochure in English here.
‘Recipe Book’: Great Food from European Green Cities
The ‘Recipe Book’ is the very first publication to showcase contributions from both European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Network cities. This first ever recipe book puts a spotlight on the importance of sustainable food practices and shows readers what 21 European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Network cities have been doing to ‘green’ their cities and their food, to motivate others to build a more nourishing future.
Along with reading inspiring stories about these cities’ sustainable food initiatives, readers can also enjoy 26 regional, appetising recipes from across Europe. With recipes ranging from curries to pancakes, there’s something that everyone will enjoy, and the best part is that you will be eating sustainably, too! Happy reading and eating!
Read the recipe book here.
Nijmegen – European Green Capital 2018
The Nijmegen – European Green Capital 2018 brochure introduces this historical city, showcasing its best practices in urban sustainability, such as its ambitious energy targets, its water and waste management and its commitment to citizen engagement. The brochure also provides an overview of the five key themes of Nijmegen’s green activities during and after its year as European Green Capital.
Essen – European Green Capital 2017
The brochure presents Essen as European Green Capital 2017, showcasing the city’s best practices and its commitment to long term change. It also explores the five thematic areas of Essen’s European Green Capital activities.
Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016
The brochure presents Ljubljana as European Green Capital 2016, showcasing the city’s best practices in sustainable urban policies. Special highlights include the city’s green spaces, transport, waste management, water management and awareness raising activities.
Bristol – European Green Capital 2015
The Bristol European Green Capital 2015 winning city leaflet showcases the city’s collaborative approach to finding shared solutions to environmental challenges, with a programme focused on Learning, Innovation and Leadership.
Copenhagen – European Green Capital 2014
The brochure presents Copenhagen as European Green Capital 2014, showcasing the pioneering efforts Copenhagen has made to expand its green economy.
Nantes – European Green Capital 2013
The following brochures present Nantes as the European Green Capital for 2013, introducing Nantes as a dynamic, forward-looking city. Explore Nantes’ policy approach to enhancing its urban environment and improving the quality of life of its citizens.
Vitoria-Gasteiz – European Green Capital 2012
The brochure presents Vitoria-Gasteiz as the European Green Capital for 2012 introducing the capital city of the Basque Country and of the province of Alava.
The brochure describes how the careful urban planning of the city has limited the environmental impacts of urban living and demonstrates the exceptional quality of life of all its residents. Vitoria-Gasteiz proves that when it comes to green living, all cities have an important role to play, and is a role model for other medium-sized European cities.
Hamburg – European Green Capital 2011
The Hamburg European Green Capital for 2011 brochure and leaflet introduce the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its long-standing reputation as one of Europe’s great ports and industrial centres. The publications describe how the city confronts environmental challenges and is a role model for other European cities.
Stockholm – European Green Capital 2010
This brochure presents Stockholm as Green Capital for 2010. From introductory forewords by European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, and Stockholm Mayor Sten Nordin, to a look at the Swedish capital as a green, blue and clean city, find out why this city became the first ever European Green Capital.
Making Our Cities Attractive and Sustainable
This brochure provides an overview of the ways the EU supports citizens and local governments in their efforts to make our cities sustainable and attractive.