Lisbon wants to be the “green capital” of Europe

  • ECO News
  • 4 November 2019

On the main stage of the Web Summit, Fernando Medina said that next year will be a year of betting on "green" projects to make Lisbon an example for other cities in Europe.

Fernando Medina, Mayor of the Portuguese capital, wants Lisbon to soon become the “green capital of Europe”. The intention was announced at the opening session of the 9th edition of the Web Summit, the fourth in Lisbon.

“It is not a prize but we need to create conditions to develop actions to solve these problems,” said the mayor, alongside Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of the event, and Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy.

According to Fernando Medina, the municipality will work to create initiatives that promote the presentation of projects in energy and green mobility. “Lisbon wants to be the European green capital. It’s about creating a new momentum”, said the mayor.

This Monday kicked off this year’s edition of the Web Summit. Before Medina went on the stage to welcome visitors to the city, Edward Snowden had already received the biggest ovation of the night.