EC launches online vote for best low-carbon project in EU

Monday, 24 Jun 2013, 17:28


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The first stage in the search for Europe's best solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has come to a close.

The World You Like Challenge invited the most creative minds from across the EU to put their low-carbon innovations to the test. The most practical, cost-efficient and effective climate solutions, which can also be applied in other European countries, will be rewarded. Now it is time to vote for the winner.

EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: “It has been truly encouraging to see so many innovative projects out there – from low-carbon transport solutions and digital tools to make sustainable living easier, to companies, schools and homes producing their own renewable energy. Now that the voting is about to start, what do YOU think are the best solutions to create a world we like?  I look forward to rewarding the best ones at our award show in Copenhagen this autumn."

From 19 June onwards, the public will be able to decide which ten European projects should go on to the next stage through an online vote. These projects will then be put to a jury led by Commissioner Hedegaard, which will select three finalists to be honoured at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen this autumn.
One finalist will be awarded the grand prize: the European media package. The winner will be given the chance to produce a professional video based on their entry and will receive a wealth of media support to promote their successful project across Europe.
As the campaign has a special focus on Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal, a national winner will be selected in each of these five countries. The winning entries will be featured on billboard campaigns in their own capital this autumn.

What's next?
Public voting on from 19 June to 19 August;
Announcement of national winners in Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal by mid-September;
Announcement of three finalists and final winner at Sustainia-World you like award ceremony in Copenhagen on 7 November 2013.

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