In May, Brussels was the venue for the European Union’s Green Week,
which focused on promoting ecologically sound practices in European cities. The event was an opportunity to examine all the protocols laid down by the EU to help member nations develop and implement policies on air quality, noise pollution, nature and biodiversity, water resources and waste management. The objectives set by member states will support cities in their progress towards a circular economy
, laying the foundations for a cleaner future. The previous Green Week saw the presentation of the new Green Cities instrument, a store of information and ideas for sustainable urban planning that cities can use to assess their ecological performance in constant comparison with other urban centers.