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News announcement28 November 2023Directorate-General for Environment1 min read

Sneak preview into the 2024 European Green Capital’s plans

Valencia is getting ready for a very special and memorable year. In 2024, the city will represent the European Green Capital at the European and international level.    

View of the Ciudad de la Artes y Ciencias in Valencia

The Director General of the European Green Capital project in Valencia, Antonio García, is proud to present Valencia as the European Green Capital of 2024: “A very special 2024 is being prepared in Valencia. From the very celebration of the new year in the town hall square, the entire city will participate in a Green Capital program loaded with sustainability and culture. There will be an opening ceremony in mid-January and in our main festivals - the Fallas and the July Fair - the Green Capital will be the protagonist. Throughout the city, actions and events related to our strengths, green infrastructure and biodiversity, climate action, the walking and cycling city, and our garden and sustainable food will be highlighted. You can't miss it, come to Valencia!

A festive opening ceremony will mark the beginning of the title year for the Spanish city. Valencia will be immersed in a programme loaded with sustainability and culture. Two of the main traditional festivities, the Fallas and the July Fair, will be infused with the spirit of urban sustainability, presenting a wide range of connected activities.


People cycling in Valencia city centre


Throughout the city, actions and events will take place related to green infrastructure, biodiversity, climate action, walkable and cyclable streets, as well as sustainable food.


People on a boat at Valencia's park of the Albufera



Publication date
28 November 2023
Directorate-General for Environment

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