Valencia has been chosen as the European Green Capital 2024, a distinction with which the European Commission recognises and rewards cities* which have implemented projects that reduce their environmental impact and improve quality of life for residents.
The announcement was made last week in the French town of Grenoble, the current European Green Capital, where representatives of València put forward a proposal based on strong environmental values. In addition to the creation and protection of green spaces, such as the Albufera Natural Park, the suburban orchard and the Turia Garden, the city is also involved in sustainable mobility initiatives, excellent urban waste management and the recovery of public spaces, such as the Town Hall Square and the Plaza de la Reina, among others.
València has received numerous important sustainability credentials over the years, such as the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 and the Capital of Sustainable Food in 2017. It has also been a pioneer in measuring and offsetting the carbon and water footprint of tourism and is one of 100 cities selected by the European Union for the Cities Mission project, with the aim of achieving climate neutrality by 2030.