"Next month, Copenhagen begins its year as European Green Capital. The European Commission officially crowned the city on 18 December. It has gained the recognition for its green efforts, including reducing carbon emissions, cleaning its harbour area to make it safe for people to swim, and becoming friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists," writes Rich Heap.
"The city takes the European Green Capital title from Nantes, France. The previous winners are Stockholm, Hamburg, and Vitoria-Gasteiz in northern Spain. In June, the British city of Bristol was named European Green Capital 2015, beating cities such as Brussels and Glasgow."