Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of the European Union nature & biodiversity policy. Is the largest network of protected areas in the world. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
This clip illustrates the qualities that helped the German city of Hamburg become the 2011 European Green Capital, in a competition created by the European Commission in 2008 to recognise cities with good track records and ambitious plans to improve their environment.
The clip highlights how Hamburg balances economic and environmental development. The next European Green Capitals will be Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) for 2012 and Nantes (France) for 2013.
The 2014 European Green Capital is being selected this year, with entries open now until 14 October. By placing this 1 min. 18 sec. clip on your website, you will help to raise awareness of the European Green Capital Award.
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