Did you know that the world’s cities account for 60- 80% of global greenhouse gasses emissions? Or that cities consume 75% of all natural resources? This infographic showcases the world’s most energy efficient cities, which are working to reduce their impact on the environment. From the hydrogen fuelled buses of Reykjavik (which emit only water!) to the waste powered bio-methane fuelled heating of Oslo, discover the cities that are working to reduce their carbon footprint.
Proper planning and the right management, along with the implementation of different sustainable methods, it has become possible for many cities to maintain their green objectives amidst increased population and urbanisation.
Many cities have acknowledged the need to keep the environment safe and the air clean and fresh. They have realised that the cleaner they are the healthier their constituents are.
But what does it take for a city to be recognised as a green city? What are the criteria to be on the list of the world’s greenest cities? Are you living in a green city? Would you like to visit a green city, where you will see more bicycles than cars on the streets? Do you want to know and explore the different sustainable means currently being implemented in the green cities? The following are the cities that made it to the most recent list of the top ten greenest cities in the world:
This infographic is worth your attention. It may not be breaking news that the global urban population is set to increase over the coming decades, but did you know about the green tech hub being built in Tianjin, China or the predicted boom in job opportunities for sustainable cities professionals?