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“Istanbul Environment Friendly Award”: And the winner is…

8 Enero 2018

 

Congratulations to Izmir, the first city receiving the “Istanbul Environment-Friendly City Award”!

This award was established to recognize and reward the efforts of local authorities to improve the environment and the quality of life and to promote sustainable development in Mediterranean coastal towns and cities.

The award has been conferred to the city of Izmir during the high-level session of the 20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention which is being held in Tirana, Albania (17-20 December 2017).

It was the occasion for Mr. Gaetano Leone, Coordinator of the Mediterranean Action Plan, to introduce the “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award” and the procedure followed for the nomination and selection of the winner, including through public voting.

H.E. Ornela Cuci, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment of Albania presented the commemorative plaque to the mayor of Izmir, Mr. Aziz Kocaoglu. The municipality was congratulated on its exemplary implementation of an urban political agenda in the region. They also expressed their appreciation for the high quality of the applications submitted by the other candidate-cities for the award.

Mr. Aziz Kocaoglu accepted the award on behalf of the people of Izmir and noted the numerous environmental investments and projects implemented in Izmir while encouraging participants to experience the city that thinks about its future.   

Funded by the Government of Turkey, the Istanbul Award is managed by the Coordinating Unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan with the assistance of its Plan Bleu/RAC and the support of the other MAP components.

More information:

http://planbleu.org

Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016–2025

Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean

Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award

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