Bristol has won the race to become European Green Capital in 2015. The announcement was made at a ceremony this evening in Nantes in France, the current holder of the title.
The city has beaten Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana in Slovenia to the award.
This demonstrates Bristol’s ambition to be a pioneering green city and is recognition for the many years of hard work and dedication by the city council, businesses and the people of Bristol to make our city more environmentally friendly.
We will now be turning our attention to staging an inspiring programme of events in 2015 which will be centred around the idea of Bristol as a ‘Laboratory for Change’.
We are very aware that we have much more work to do to become a truly sustainable city but we look forward to sharing that journey with people from across Bristol and Europe.
Bristol finds out today whether or not it'll be crowned European Green Capital for 2014. It's one of only three in the final, up against Copenhagen and Frankfurt. If Bristol wins, it's hoped the title will attract at least ten million pounds of new investment to the city.