How to Enter

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The AIPH World Green City Awards competition is open to all city governments, local authorities, and relevant organisations around the world, or local consortiums where city government plays a key role.

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).

Eligibility criteria

Any city* around the world can submit entries to the award if the five eligibility criteria below are met:

  • The submission must be made by the local authority governing the city – such as the Mayor’s or executive officer’s office or the relevant department.
  • The initiative described in the award entry must have begun implementation in 2018 or later. If the initiative described is part of a longer-term approach, then the entry must only focus on and discuss results of the stage that has begun since 2018.
  • The initiative described needs to be strategic in nature – ie: a policy and/or a programme leading to the delivery of a collection of related projects rather than a single project.
  • The initiative described needs to have all, or a substantial amount of implementation funds secured.
  • The initiative described should not feature genetically modified organisms or designated invasive alien plant species as defined by the Convention for Biodiversity.

*We are using the World Bank’s definition, ie: Cities which have a population of at least 50,000 inhabitants in contiguous dense grid cells (>1,500 inhabitants per km2)

2022 Award timeline

22 April 2021: Launch of the award and call for expression of interest.

13 June 2021: Call for entries – the application guidelines and an offline version of the application submission form become available to help entry preparation.

6 September 2021: Application submission opens online for those who have RSVPed.

28 February 2022: Application submission closes at 23.00 UTC.

31 May 2022: Shortlist announced (up to three entries will be shortlisted per award categories). Shortlisted entries may be requested to submit additional information within 30 days.

25 July 2022: Award winners notified.

Mid-September/Early October 2022: Award winners publicly announced at a gala award ceremony.


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