from our special correspondant in Nantes
Every 2 years, the European Commission gives an award to he greenest capital city of Europe.
Yesterday in Nantes (France), EU commissionner Potocnik revealed the name of the new award winner. 4 cities were retained as candidates in the last round by a jury composed of NGO’s, members of the european commission, the committee of the regions and the european environment agency.
The 4 cities were: Bristol, Brussels, Glasgow and Lubjana.
Commissionner Potocnik revealed that the winner is: BRISTOL. The city will be for two years the european green capital.
Before being selected, BRISTOL, on the river Avon, made efforts to reduce carbon printing, to reduce traffic into the city, to have greener policies, now and for the future. It was the third attempt for Bristol to win this award and it worked.
Miguel D. DESNERCK