Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Guimarães has formalised its candidacy for European Green Capital 2025, with the list of finalists to be revealed in June and the winning city to be announced in October this year.

"The city of Guimarães has just formalised its application for European Green Capital 2025. After having submitted a first application in 2017, reaching 5th place among the 13 competing cities, the municipality continued to reinforce its commitment to the sustainable development of the territory, over the last few years, developing high-value projects", says the council, in a statement.


The municipality argues that this new application demonstrates the path and goals to be achieved for seven sustainability indicators: air quality; noise; water; nature, biodiversity and sustainable land use; waste and circular economy, climate change; mitigation; adaptation.


"Throughout the candidacy, Guimarães once again demonstrates the importance of an integrative and multidisciplinary governance model -- Governance Ecosystem 2030 -- based on a commitment to research, involvement, education and environmental awareness, through the Landscape Laboratory, an institution that coordinated this candidacy. The structure for writing the candidacy relied on technicians from the municipality and participating entities, as well as specialists in the various areas under evaluation", stresses the municipality.


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