City of Lviv wins a Golden Award for Environmental & Social Best Practice
This news and image are derived from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) article produced by Jane Ross named “EBRD announces winners of the 2020 Sustainability Awards”.
“The City of Lviv in Ukraine took home the Gold Award for Environmental & Social Best Practice. Lviv is notable for having developed eight municipal projects with the EBRD across every area of municipal services, including public transport, e-ticketing, solid waste, wastewater treatment and biogas production, district heating and roads rehabilitation. Throughout this collaboration, Lviv has consistently placed environmental and social innovation at the top of its agenda: it piloted the EBRD’s Green Cities Programme in Ukraine, was one of the first municipalities in the country to undertake voluntary CO2 reduction obligations under the EU Covenant of Mayors, and has developed a number of environmental projects. The municipal projects with EBRD alone are expected to result (upon implementation) in CO2 reductions of 360 thousand tons per annum, which is equivalent to planting 5.9 million trees or taking 76,000 cars off the road. Through piloting new initiatives and projects with the EBRD, the City of Lviv has consistently achieved a significant demonstration effect both in Ukraine and the region as a whole.”