Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been named European Green Capital 2016 at a ceremony in Copenhagen, the current holder of the Green Capital title.
Ljubljana was commended for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens. The jury also recognised its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', which brings together plans covering environmental protection, mobility, energy and electric transport. In addition, Ljubljana has made significant progress in implementing green procurement policies covering 70 % of all city purchases.
Copenhagen officially took the title of European Green Capital 2014 at the end of December. The city was awarded the title in recognition of its progress towards becoming more sustainable, environmentally friendly and resource efficient, and improving the quality of life for its residents. Copenhagen will pass the title to Bristol in 2015.
Eighty percent of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The joint research, covering 73 cities, also shows that China’s mid-sized cities are in the best position to achieve that balance in the future.
The Danish city of Copenhagen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, the current holder of the title, on 29 June.
Please allow us to introduce our new MSc programme. Nordic countries are at the climate forefront, and we are collaborating with the City of Copenhagen and the City of Malmo in Sweden, two of the most climate progressive cities, to develop new knowledge and new methods for sustainable cities.
The programme will be conducted from our new setting in the harbor area in Copenhagen.