European Green Leaf Initiative
The European Green Leaf is a new initiative aimed at cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. It is an award that recognises commitment to better environmental outcomes, with a particular accent on efforts that generate green growth and new jobs. The objectives of the European Green Leaf are threefold:
1. To recognise cities that demonstrate a good environmental record and commitment to generating green growth;
2. To encourage cities to actively develop citizens' environmental awareness and involvement;
3. To identify cities able to act as a 'green ambassador' and to encourage other cities to progress towards a better sustainability outcomes.
The European Green Leaf will be awarded on an annual basis by the European Commission. It will run as a pilot project for 2015 using one language (English) and if successful as expected, will be further developed in due course to include other languages.
Should your city wish to apply, please send a mail to: ENV-EUROPEAN-GREEN-LEAF@ec.europa.eu