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Did you know that 60% of European Green Capital cities and a number of European Green Leaf cities are also CIVITAS Cities? Given the huge impact of mobility on urban sustainability, it is no wonder that cities that are committed to sustainable mobility and transport are also winning prestigious titles for overall urban sustainability.
Your city or town can now join their ranks! European cities on the path to sustainability can apply for the European Green Capital or European Green Leaf awards until 30 April 2023.
These awards promote and reward efforts of European towns and cities striving to improve inhabitant quality of life, while reducing their impact on the local and global environment. The Green Capital award is open to municipalities with over 100,000 inhabitants, while the Green Leaf award recognises cities and town with 20,000–99,999 residents. The winner of the Green Capital award will receive €600,000, and up to two cities will be named Green Leaf winners and receive €200,000 each.
Past Green Capital winners include CIVITAS Cities: Bristol (UK), Copenhagen (DK), Lahti (FI), Ljubljana (SI), Nantes (FR), Stockholm (SE), Tallinn (EE), Valencia and Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES). CIVITAS Cities are also among the impressive list of past Green Leaf winners, namely: Leuven (BE), Limerick (IR), Torres Vedras and Valongo (PT).
Author: Adrienne Kotler