Copenhagen named European Green Capital 2014

Newsbrief published in ICLEI in Europe NewsJuly 2012 

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Image: Copenhagen, Denmark. © Anthony Dodd.

ICLEI member city Copenhagen (Denmark) has been named as European Green Capital 2014. The Danish capital was awarded the prestigious title by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony held in current Green Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). The award jury praised the city for its achievements in the fields of eco-innovation and sustainable mobility, its commitment to act as a role model for the green economy in Europe and beyond, and for its exceptional communication strategy.

The jury singled out Copenhagen as a good model in terms of urban planning and design, and as a transport pioneer, particularly in its measures to become the world’s most cyclist friendly city. The European Green Capital award is an annual prize that encourages cities to improve the quality of urban life by systematically taking the environment into account in urban planning and management. One city is chosen from a large field of applicants every year.

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