Green Capital Award 2018

De betreffende commissie van Europese Unie heeft de titel van European Green Capital 2018 toegekend aan de stad Nijmegen op 22 juni 2016.

Naast Nijmegen presenteerden het Zweedse Umea en ‘s Hertogenbosch zich in Ljubljana.
Nijmegen heeft de titel vooral gewonnen vanwege de vele duurzame projecten en de hoge participatiegraad. De talloze projecten onderneemt de stad samen met inwoners, woningcorporaties, scholen, bedrijven en andere organisaties.

De jury over Nijmegen:
Nijmegen presented a passionate, clear and persuasive vision of their city as a Green Capital winner, and of how they would act as an ambassador for the green city movement across Europe if they were to win the Award. The jury was impressed by Nijmegen’s engagement of a wide range of stakeholders from the city. The Jury was also impressed with how the city showcased and presented their strengths, including on cycling infrastructure, traffic organisation, and clean public transport, as well as their excellent approach to waste management. The city also framed the strategic plan well within the wider EU level and global sustainable urban agenda.”

 

Meer informatie over het juryrapport en onderliggende rapporten en gegevens is te vinden op de website van de gemeente Nijmegen.