In 2020, this proud title will be Lisbon.
The title “Green capital of Europe” in 2020 will be Lisbon – was announced at the ceremony in the “Green capital” of 2018, a Dutch city of Nijmegen. Lisbon was able to demonstrate that sustainable development and economic growth can go hand in hand.
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Lisbon was the first European capital, which joined the EU initiative – Covenant of mayors on climate and energy in 2016. By this time, Lisbon has already reduced its carbon emissions by 50% from 2000 to 2014, energy consumption by 23% and water by 17% from 2000 to 2013. In addition, Lisbon is among the world’s leaders in the number of charging stations for electric cars. 39% of public transport in the city operate on electricity.
Also two cities were awarded the title “European green leaf – 2019”. Spanish cornellà de Llobregat was chosen for the development of sustainable transport and water management. A Netherlands Horst aan de Maas was awarded the title for the infrastructure for cyclists and the development of public transport not only in the city but in the suburbs, and for the strategy of inclusive urban mobility.The title of “Green capital of Europe” and “European green leaf”, the European Commission awards cities for the most efficient solutions for sustainable development. For the title of “Green capital” struggling cities with population more than 100 thousand people, and the “Green leaf” is given to cities with population from 50 to 100 thousand people.
Green capital of Europe in 2019 will be the Norwegian Oslo.