European Green Capital
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.