Stockholm hosts green capital conference

On 20-22 October 2010, the first European Green Capital Conference will take place. It will be hosted in Stockholm; the first European Green Capital for 2010.

(press release)

The conference will represent an opportunity for decision makers from all over the world to form networks and exchange ideas and best practices on urban sustainability.

The conference will also feature the European Green Capital Award Ceremony, announcing the European Green Capitals for 2012 and 2013. This will take place on 21 October and two winning cities will be selected from the six finalists:

Barcelona (Spain)
Malmo (Sweden)
Nantes (France)
Nuremberg (Germany)
Reykjavik (Iceland)
Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

The award is given by the DG (Directorate General) Environment of the European Commission to a city that:

* has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards
* is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development
* can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices to all other European cities

The European Green Capital competition is an annual award that was set up in 2010. Stockholm and Hamburg were the first cities to win the “European Green Capital” title; Stockholm for 2010 and Hamburg for 2011.

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