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Lisbon – Awarded ‘2020 European Green Capital’

We can’t wait to welcome you to Lisbon in a few weeks' time!

Lisbon is a captivating blend of old and new, captivating visitors with its vibrant energy. But did you know Lisbon is at the forefront of combating climate change?

The government feels a great responsibility to protect and nurture the city, which is proven through their receiving of the 2020 European Green Capital Award.

Did you know:

  • Lisbon was the first capital in Europe to sign the New Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change and Energy in 2016, after achieving a 50% reduction in C02 emissions; reducing energy consumption by 23% and water consumption by 17% from 2007 to 2013;
  • It has a clear vision for sustainable urban mobility, with measures to restrict car use and prioritize cycling, public transport, and walking. In 2017 Lisbon launched a bike-sharing program, with electric bikes comprising two-thirds of the fleet to encourage cycling in the hillier parts of the city;
  • It has one of the world’s largest networks of electric vehicle charging points, with 39% of the municipal car fleet being electric;
  • 93.3% of people in Lisbon live within 300 meters of a frequent public transport service;
  • 76% of people in Lisbon live within 300 meters of green urban areas, and It has a strong commitment to sustainable land use with a particular focus on establishing green infrastructure, or connected networks of green space, to counteract the effects of climate change, such as drought, extreme heat, and storm flooding.

Lisbon takes their eco-love seriously – so please make sure you respect the city and take action to reduce your climate footprint.