Glasgow and Bristol were shortlisted this week for the European Green Capital award in 2015 – two of four contenders including Brussels and Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
Final judging will take place in Brussels on May 24, with a winner announced in Nantes, the current capital, this summer.
The two British cities are vying to become the first British city to hold the title. Judges look at parks and recreational areas as well as issues of transport and energy, waste and housing.
Eight cities entered the award, launched in 2008. Glasgow’s bid champion Bailie Liz said:
“This is a wonderful endorsement of everything that Glasgow is doing. In 2015, we can have a greener city, greener jobs, greener lives and a greener, better future.”
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