European Green Capital
The European Green Capital Award had been launched in 2010 by the European Commission in order to encourage cities to become greener and cleaner and improve the quality of their inhabitants.
The award is given to the European city that proves its environmental record. The first award was given to Stockholm in 2010.
What is the process?
The main criteria for a city to gain the European Green Capital award are:
Who is eligible to be candidate?
All European cities that have more than 100,000 inhabitants are eligible to be candidates for European Green Capital. It is important to mention that candidates can be all EU Member States, EU candidate countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Some of the indicators for the assessment are the transportation of a city, the local contribution to global climate change, green urban areas, nature and biodiversity, energy performance, water consumption etc.
Winner City of 2022
The European Green Capital for 2022 is officially the French city of Grenoble.
Grenoble gained the title for several reasons. For instance, it is the first French local authority to adopt a Climate Plan and also adopted urban policies to address pollution and biodiversity loss making Grenoble France’s largest low emission zone (e.g. apply the 30km speed limit through the city).
Some facts about Grenoble:
To find out more about the European Green Capital and the winner for 2022 see the links below:
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