The members of the expert panel responsible for technical review of the applications of the European Green Capital Award for 2015 are listed below. Changes of the 2016 Expert Panel will be made/confirmed soon.
1. Climate change
Dr. Liz Mills, Independent Policy Analyst & Associate, Institute for European Environmental Policy.
2. Local transport
Dr. Henrik Gudmundsson, Senior Researcher, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark.
3. Green urban areas incorporating sustainable land use
Ms. Ir. Hedwig van Delden, Director, Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS), Maastricht, The Netherlands
4. Nature and biodiversity
Dr. Jacqueline Piper, Associate and Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.
5. Quality of local ambient air
Dr. Steen Solvang Jensen, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
6. Quality of Acoustic Environment
Mr. J. Luis Bento-Coelho, Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
7. Waste production and management
Mr. Larry O’Toole, Director, Waste and Energy Division, RPS Consulting Engineers, Dublin, Ireland
8. Water consumption
Shailendra Mudgal, Executive Director, Bio Intelligence Service, France.
9. Waste water treatment
Katharina Lenz, Surface Water Unit, Environment Agency Austria
10. Eco-innovation and sustainable employment
Mr. Stefan Ulrich Speck, Project Manager environmental economics and policies at the Integrated Environmental Assessments Programme at the European Environment Agency.
11. Environmental management of the local authority
Mr. Jan Dictus, Founder of GOJA Consulting for Environment and Sustainable Development, Vienna, Austria
12. Energy performance
Mr Per G Berg, Professor in Landscape planning with a special focus on Sustainable Community Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.