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The AIPH World Green City Awards 2022 are designed to champion ambitious nature-orientated approaches to city design and operation. Specifically, it recognises initiatives relying on a greater use of plants and nature to create better city environments – helping to fulfil local aspirations for improved economic, social and environmental resilience.

The winners of the AIPH World Green City Awards 2022 will be announced at a dedicated ceremony in the form of a high-level gala dinner. This gala dinner is set to take place during the IUCN Leaders Forum in the Jeju Special Self- Governing Province, Republic of Korea on 14th October 2022.

The invitation-only first edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum, organised by IUCN together with the Korean Ministry of Environment and Jeju Self-governing Province, will be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 13 – 15 October 2022, with a focus on “Building nature-positive economies and societies.”

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The AIPH World Green City Awards is an ongoing competition, with entries open every 2 years, allowing approximately 18 months from the call for entries to the awards ceremony.
Cities are invited to enter, and the winners are announced at special gala event awards ceremonies. Winners may also be invited to showcase their greening projects at an AIPH approved International Horticultural Expo.
The AIPH World Green City Awards is an international competition that cities enter to:
  • Gain recognition for the greening they have done and the benefits to their city
  • Promote their city at an international level.
  •  Inspire a global movement for greener cities.
  • Demonstrate that their city is highly desirable to live and work in.
  • Showcase how urban nature can improve the health of citizens, increase job opportunities, stimulate economic development, and strengthen greening regulations.
  • Demonstrate how ambitious local actions contribute to achieving global agendas.
By entering the AIPH World Green City Awards, cities stand a chance to:
  • Have their initiatives featured on the AIPH website and integrated to the case study library associated with the AIPH 2020 Green City Guidelines. All shortlisted entries will be featured.
  • Win an award certificate and a trophy. Winners can nominate key partners and key staff so that additional award certificates can be prepared in their name.
  • Gain global recognition and profiling opportunities, Winners will be promoted via AIPH and the World Green City Awards partners’ and sponsors’ media channels.
  • Have their city’s work displayed to a significant global audience in the AIPH pavilion of an AIPH International Horticultural Expo.
  • Receive up to 4 complimentary tickets to the gala event of the Awards ceremony for winners.

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Through the awards the world recognises the role of city authorities in promoting and supporting greater inclusion of nature and plants in urban environments. The awards bring global recognition to the value of plants in providing solutions for common city problems, and create an enabling environment to shape and nurture a strategic shift in city governance/planning.

About the competition


Awards categories

Awards are offered in 6 categories, with a final selection made from a shortlist of three category winners, and with one overall AIPH World Green City winner. More details.

Judging Criteria

Award entries will be assessed on the basis of five evaluation criteria.

Cities submitting an entry will be provided with detailed documents that describe the evaluation process. More details.


How to enter

Entries will consist of a written statement, made in English, through an online portal and may be complemented by supporting evidence such as images, videos, publications (e.g. copy of a report), letters of support (e.g. from partners). More details.


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For further information contact

Audrey Timm, Technical Advisor, AIPH
[email protected]

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