Lisbon was named the 2020 European Green Capital Award winner at a ceremony in Holland yesterday.
The Portuguese city will receive €350k from the European Commission to invest in its green ambitions. Previous winners include Hamburg, Stockholm and Ljubljana
The European Green Leaf 2019 title, for smaller urban centres, was given jointly to the Spanish city of Cornellà de Llobregat and Holland’s Horst aan de Maas.
“I am delighted to be awarding Europe’s green city awards for the eleventh time to a new champion of urban sustainability, and for the sixth and seventh time to smaller green cities,” said Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
The awards were presented in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, the 2018 European Green Capital Award holder; a city we will be in this October – for the EcoProcura conference – an event we are media partners with and one where the discussion will be focused on sustainable, strategic and circular innovation procurement.