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The City of Oslo is in the final to become European Green Capital 2019

Oslo is competing with Gent, Tallinn, Lisboa and Lahti to become European Green Capital 2019. The final will find place in Essen, Germany, 31st May, where each city will hold a final presentation to the Jury. On 2nd June 2017 the winner will be announced.

Read the expert panel’s report on the finalist cities.

Read the City of Oslo's application.

European Green Capital Award

Starting in 2010, one European city is selected each year as the European Green Capital of the year. The award is given to a city that:

  • Has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards;
  • Is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development;
  • Can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices to all other European cities.

The initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2008.