The Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 initiatives will officially kick off on 10 January, and the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the sea and the planting of 20,000 trees has been announced.
The planned investment for Lisbon European Green Capital is €60 million, according to the council budget approved by the Municipal Assembly.
Today there will be a party in the Carlos Lopes Pavilion and an official dinner ceremony in the Cold Greenhouse, which will be attended by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister António Costa as well as Mayor Fernando Medina.
On the 11 January, an exhibition will open at the Lisbon Oceanarium.
By the 12th, a total of 20,000 trees are planned to be planted in Alto da Ajuda, Santa Clara, Areeiro / Marvila and the green corridor of Monsanto.
Throughout the year, Lisbon will also feature “conferences, debates and conversations on all subjects”, from “environment and climate change to health and healthy eating”.
On 6 December, the municipality opened the lisboagreencapital2020.com website and, starting in January, the Town Hall Square will feature a shop open to citizens with daily information on the agenda and an exhibition area.
With the motto “choose to evolve”, the European green capital initiative is based on information, participation, appreciation, debates, and the involvement of the entire community, namely parish councils, schools, universities, companies, institutions and citizens.
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