The European Commission has announced that Valencia will be European Green Capital in 2024. If so, it would be the second Spanish city, after Vitoria-Gasteiz. This city has previously won the title in 2012 for its push for sustainable policies.
The other city that contended for second place with Valencia was the Italian city of Cagliari, which finally became a finalist. This award consists of 600,000 € and is promoted by the European Commission since 2010. Its aim is to recognize the projects and commitment of those cities that are committed to urban ecology.
12 environmental indicators have been responsible for positioning Valencia as the first choice. Among them we find the increase of 594 hectares of urban green areas or its sustainable mobility model.
More information in this article from ‘El País‘.