20 Jun '11, 11am

The search is now on for European Green Capital 2014: How green is your city? That’s the question being asked by...

Four cities – Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes – have been awarded the title so far, from 2010 to 2013 respectively. The award aims to reward best practice, encourage further improvement and provide role models for other urban settlements. Lars Fogh Mortensen, heading the European Environment Agency (EEA) work on sustainable consumption and production, will take part in judging the award. “This is a great opportunity for cities in Europe to benchmark their environmental performance against others, and for the greenest and most innovative to be recognised as a role model,” Mortensen said. Four out of five Europeans now live in towns and cities. Most of the environmental challenges facing our society originate from urban areas, but urban areas also foster the commitment and innovation needed to resolve these problems. All cities across Europe with more than 200...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/the-search-is-now-on

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