Dutch city becomes 2018 European Green Capital

  The city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands has officially become the European Green Capital for 2018. According to the European Commission, the city has shown itself to be a leader in a number of key environmental areas. It has been particularly commended for its cycling infrastructure, ambitious targets for energy reduction, water and waste […]

Essen officially becomes European Green Capital for 2017

The town of Essen in Germany has officially become the European Green Capital for 2017. In a ceremony on Saturday, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, handed over the title from Ljubljana. The European Green Capital Award rewards efforts and commitment to improving the urban environment and boosting awareness of the […]

Essen wins European Green Capital 2017 award

Essen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2017. The EU Commission chose the German city for its “exemplary” practices in protecting and enhancing nature and biodiversity. Essen’s efforts to reduce water consumption with multi-functional green areas which are used for rainwater management, flood prevention and groundwater recharge “caught the attention of the jury”, stated […]

Bristol crowned European Green Capital 2015

Bristol is now officially the greenest city in the European Union. It is the first in the UK to be given the European Green Capital status since the award was launched in 2008. The European Commission said the Jury was impressed by Bristol’s green credentials, which include homes becoming 25% more energy efficient in the […]

Ljubljana named European Green Capital 2016

The capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. It received recognition for raising environmental awareness among its citizens, for its sustainability strategy ‘Vision 2025’, its implementation of a range of “urban green measures” and its “impressive” transportation network. The award ceremony is an annual event that promotes and […]