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Competing cities for European Green Capital 2021 revealed!

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date
26-11-2018

Nine cities are competing for the European Green Capital Award 2021, and four of them are EUROCITIES members. The nine cities are: Dijon (France); Lahti (Finland); Lille (France); Västerås (Sweden); Cagliari (Italy), with Budapest (Hungary); Skopje (Macedonia); Strasbourg (France) and Tirana (Albania) among EUROCITES members.

Nine cities are competing for the European Green Capital Award 2021, and four of them are EUROCITIES members. The nine cities are: Dijon (France); Lahti (Finland); Lille (France); Västerås (Sweden); Cagliari (Italy), with Budapest (Hungary); Skopje (Macedonia); Strasbourg (France) and Tirana (Albania) among EUROCITES members.
A panel of twelve independent, internationally recognised experts will now begin a technical assessment of each application to select a shortlist of cities for the award. The experts will assess them on the basis of environmental indicators, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable urban mobility, sustainable land use, air quality, noise, waste, water, green growth and eco-innovation.
The award will recognise and reward the achievements of a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is committed to ambitious goals for sustainable development and environmental improvement, and that can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices to all European cities.  
The finalists will be announced in April 2019 and will be invited to present their case to an international jury. The winners will be announced in Oslo in June 2019.