The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), as the institutional framework for cooperation in addressing common challenges of marine environmental degradation, launched the 2nd Edition of the “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award”. The local authorities from Mediterranean coastal cities are invited to submit their candidacies for the second edition until 7 June 2019.
An environment friendly city is a coastal city in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems.
The Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award aims to recognize and reward the efforts of local authorities to improve the environment and the quality of life and promote sustainable development in Mediterranean coastal towns and cities. It aims to encourage them to move towards a more environment friendly future and enable them to act as a role-model to inspire other towns and cities. The Award is also an incentive to raise the awareness of the general public regarding the quality of environment and the importance of urban issues for sustainable development.
Both small towns and metropolitan cities are eligible to apply. It is highly recommended to develop partnerships with NGOs, scientific community, private sector or other stakeholders for the submission.
It is expected that the Award will be conferred on the occasion of the 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 21) to be held in Naples, Italy, 2-5 December 2019.
The call for application is open until 12 July 2019.
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