20 November 2018

ICLEI Members in the running for the European Green Capital Award 2021

The competing cities for the 2021 European Green Capital Award have been revealed, with four ICLEI Members among the nine cities in the running for the title. The ICLEI Members are: Lahti (Finland), Lille & Strasbourg (France) and Tirana (Albania).

The European Green Capital Award was created to recognise and reward the achievements of pioneering cities in their efforts to improve the local environment and quality of life. Despite the numerous environmental problems faced by most cities today, European cities are standard -setters in urban sustainability and often pioneer innovative solutions to combat these environmental challenges.

The finalists for the 2021 award will be announced in April 2019 and will then be invited to present their case to an international jury. The jury will evaluate the cities’ commitment to sustainable urban development, their capacity to act as a role model to other cities and their strategy for communicating and engaging with their citizens. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in June in ICLEI Member city Oslo (Norway), the 2019 European Green Capital.

For more information and to read the announcement, click here.