Bristol has been shortlisted as one of four finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2015.

The city has been shortlisted alongside Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana for the award, with the winner being announced on Friday, June 14 in Nantes, France.

The European Green Capital Award is given to a city which can act as a role model to inspire other cities and share best practice. This is the second successive year that Bristol has been shortlisted for the award, having lost out to Copenhagen last year.

If successful, the award would help to reinforce Bristol’s reputation as the UK’s most sustainable city and help make the case to government for using Bristol as a test bed for new ideas.

Alongside the other short-listed cities Bristol will now present its case to a jury of experts in Brussels in May.