The announcement of the six categories and the grand categories winner was made at a dedicated Awards ceremony which took place at a special gala dinner at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Leaders Forum in Jeju, South Korea.
The Indian City of Hyderabad has won the prestigious ‘World Green City Award 2022’ striking off countries like Paris, Bogota, Mexico City, Montreal, and Fortaleza in Brazil.
The city in addition to this award also won ‘Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth’ award at the International Association of Horticulture Producers (AIPH) 2022 held in Jeju, South Korea.
Hyderabad is the only Indian city that was selected for the ‘World Green City 2022,’ award, the best across all six categories.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said: “These international awards are proof that the state government is strongly implementing the Haritaharam and urban development programs… giving green fruits to the country.
It is a matter of pride that Hyderabad is the only city from India to be selected for these international awards.”
Calling upon the public representatives and officials to continue the hard work towards the formation of a green Telangana, the Chief Minister said the state government’s efforts and its pro-environment policies are something the whole world should be proud of.
Asian Institute of Public Health University (AIPH) celebrates this fantastic achievement for the City of Hyderabad. We are proud to showcase their inspiring urban greening work.
With this global recognition, we can confidently say that Hyderabad is a world leader in nature-oriented approaches to city design, form, and function,” Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General.
“The innovation, ambition, and inspiring action demonstrated in the City’s entry leaves a powerful legacy for other cities from around the world to aspire to,” he added.
The Grand Winner was selected from the list of six Category Winners, who each took home trophies in recognition of their achievement.