European Green Capital 2020Lisbon is the first Southern European capital to win this distinction
On 21st of June 2018, Lisbon was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2020. The distinction is the result an assessment with 12 indicators conducted by international experts, aimed to evaluate the city’s sustainability. More than 30 European cities were in the running of the title, but it was the Portuguese capital that emerged victorious.+ Info
The juries felt that Lisbon can be an inspiration and a role-model for many cities across Europe, clearly demonstrating that sustainability and economic growth go hand-in-hand. This is recognition of the work Lisbon has been developing over the last decade, as well as being the first time that a Southern European capital has won this distinction; Lisbon will be launching environmental initiatives throughout 2020.