Four finalists for European Green Capital 2023 have been reveiled

City of Tallinn, along with Helsingborg (Sweden), Krakow (Poland) and Sofia (Bulgaria), has been shortlisted as one of four finalists for the EU’s European Green Capital 2023 award. The award was launched in 2008 and the goal is to push cities to be greener, healthier and more sustainable places to live.

After not winning the bid last year, mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart said: “Tallinn would not give up on winning the title”.

The cities will now enter the final stage of the competition: convincing an international jury in September of their serious commitment to sustainable urban development, their capacity to act as a role model to other cities, and their strategy for communicating and engaging with their citizens, reports ERR.

The winner for the title will be revealed at the official Awards Ceremony on 9 September in Lahti, the European Green Capital of this year and the winner will receive a prize of €600,000.

The money should be used as a contribution towards implementing the initiatives and measures which were presented to the jury.

Until now, 13 cities have been awarded the title of European Green Capital: Stockholm, Sweden, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Nantes, Copenhagen, Bristol, Ljubljana, Essen, Nijmegen, Oslo, Lisbon, Lahti and Grenoble.

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