Sub-Plenary 2: Green City Champions: Rewarding Ambition

Languages: EN, KO

In this sub-plenary, representatives from cities that have received sustainability awards will present their successful policies, programs and activities. They will report on the role of local leadership, discuss cooperation with civil society and stakeholders as key factors for success, and illustrate how their cities have met the criteria of comprehensive excellence in local sustainability.


  • Monika Zimmermann, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General

City presentations

  • Winner of European Green Capital 2014
    Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical- and Environmental affairs, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Winner of European Green Capital 2015
    George Ferguson, Mayor, Bristol City Council, United Kingdom
  • Winner of European Green Capital 2016
    Dejan Crnek, Deputy Mayor, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Global Winner of Earth Hour City Challenge Award 2014
    Johannes van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
  • Winner of Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2014
    Dagur Eggertsson, Mayor, City of Reykjavík, Iceland


Download the final sub-plenary description

Location: DDP, Arthall 1 Date: 9 April 2015 Time: 15:45 - 17:15 Monika Zimmermann George Ferguson George Ferguson morten_cut Morten Kabell Dejan Crnek Dejan Crnek DagurAðalmyndBK.2 Dagur B. Eggertsson