In the year 2014 Ljubljana was proclaimed to be the European Green Capital 2016. Every year the award is given by the European Commission to a European city that has demonstrated a well-established record of achieving high environmental standards and is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for future environmental improvement and sustainable development. Ljubljana received recognition for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens, for its sustainability strategy Vision 2025, its implementation of a range of urban green measures over the past decade and its impressive transportation network. Ljubljana. From being a city which was previously dominated by car transport the focus is now on public transport and on pedestrian and cycling networks. Progress has also been made in preserving and protecting the green areas which characterise the city and in the revitalisation and transformation of brownfield spaces. More info: here and here.