The European Commission has recently launched a competition for cities to become the European Green Capital 2023. The competition is held every year to award one European city with at least 100,000 citizens. The award is presented for the city’s commitment towards economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

The winner will receive a prize money of €600,000 to help reach their goals and improve the environmental sustainability. Cities are chosen based on the previous actions and plans in 12 areas, involving sustainable urban mobility, air pollution, noise and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Cities with populations of less than 100,000 and more than 20,000 are also eligible to enter the European Green Leaf Award 2022 competition. Two winners will receive €200,000 each.

Winners and shortlisted cities are also given access to the exclusive European Green Capital Network, a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices.

Final submission of application will end on 28 October 2020.

Also, it brings a greater focus on environmental projects and an increased profile for the city, along with increased tourism and foreign investment.

To know more about the European Green Capital, and European Green Leaf Awards, click here.

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