In absence of global leadership, it’s a good thing that states and localities are stepping forward to solve critical problems such as climate changes, water and air pollution or urban sprawl. Europe can be world’s best example to show how more cities can become greener and more livable. There’s even an award called The European Green Capital Award. It was launched 2008 and the first award was given to Stockholm for the year 2010 based on its environmental record. The aim of the European Green Capital Award is to recognize and reward local efforts to improve the environment, the economy, and the quality of life.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Bristol, England

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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Nantes, France

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Hamburg, Germany

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Riga, Latvia

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Geneva, Switzerland

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 Reykjavík, Iceland

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