(09 October 2020) – The French city of Grenoble is the winner of the European Green Capital Award 2022. The title of European Green Leaf 2021 is shared by Gabrovo (Bulgaria) and Lappeenranta (Finland).
The Jury was most impressed by the European Green Capital 2022 winner, Grenoble, for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative democracy approach to city governance.
The European Green Capital Award, the European Green Leaf Award was established in 2015 to recognise the environmental efforts and achievements of smaller towns and cities with 20 000 to 99 999 inhabitants.
Gabrovo was commended for its commitment to energy efficiency and clean technology implementation over the past decade.
Lappeenranta was recognised for its commitment to developing into a model green city and ranked highly in all the award indicators.