The European Commission has long recognised the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment, and their high level of commitment to genuine progress. The European Green Capital Award was conceived as an initiative to promote and reward these efforts, to spur cities to commit to further action, and to showcase and encourage exchange of best practice among European cities.
Tallinn is characterised by the diverse nature of its landscapes and communities, which also serve as habitats for rare species.
Located in the Alps, east of the Rhone valley corridor, Greater Grenoble is called the ‘Alps capital’ due to its size.
Lahti, the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region of Finland, has a population of 119,068.