CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour political work that takes a responsible approach to reconciling our need for energy, mobility, housing and food with the needs of our environment – as our well-being depends on it.
Joint efforts by the City, companies and NGOs offer coordinated ecological education to bring measurable benefits for the citizens in terms of pollution and costs.
The municipality of Grande Synthe took a holistic approach tackling unemployment, poverty and pollution by improving health and ecological conditions, as well as fostering social integration.
Brownfield sites in cities are transformed into usable spaces with portable, ‘green’ urban boxes.
Biogas and fossil-fuel free electricity now power public transport for 1.3 million people in the region around Malmö, significantly reducing carbon emissions.
A culture of responsibility around climate change is created in a small town through local, climate-friendly actions.
A law is passed to divest public funds from companies who explore, extract, or process fossil fuels.
This network is aiming at a sustainable Paris with activities to reduce the ecological footprint, supported by a website and a physical location.
Leuven 2030 is a city-wide non-profit organisation that has created a comprehensive roadmap for a climate-neutral future which engages citizens in an innovative quadruple-helix model of cooperation.
Green urban spaces are designed to teach residents about rainwater retention through the creation of special gardens in residential and commercial properties.
Milan eliminates disposable plastic tableware from schools and other facilities, saving 720 tons of waste per year, and involving other smaller and bigger players in the strategy in a step-by-step manner.