The finalists in the run for the EU Green Capital 2024 Award are Cagliari (Italy) and Valencia (Spain).
The European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards recognise the remarkable efforts of cities and towns to improve their living environment.
The finalists were selected based on 12 environmental indicators for the Green Capital, and on 6 environmental topic areas for the Green Leaf awards, including air quality, water, nature and biodiversity, energy performance, climate change mitigation.
Being a Green Capital or Green Leaf winner brings many benefits from increasing the city’s profile to building new alliances. They will also be able to use their prize to help organise their year and spark further transformational activities.
The winner announcement will be held on 27 October 2022 at the Awards Ceremony in this year’s Green Capital, Grenoble in France.