L'pollution is a theme that has been repeated to us since elementary school. And that one has hated since kindergarten.
By the time we are thirty, any of us could write a treatise on the causes of environmental contamination.
However, talk about cities and not talk about ecology it would be life imprisonment.
In the st century it is increasingly difficult to locate pure areas in which to breathe clean air. But the protected and encouraged public green spaces in some - few - cities indicate that the time has not yet come to tear off their clothes. The ones we present to you are literally the greenest and most eco-friendly cities on earth.
All cities on this list deserve recognition for accomplishing significant advances in eco-compatibility, helping millions of people enjoy a better life. And greener.
10 - Oslo, Norway
Oslo it is not only the capital of Norway but also a small town with one good environmental sustainability. The city government has a clear goal: sustainable development. Its strategy, the Green Belt Boundary, includes a program to protect the natural environment from wild development.
9 - Helsinki, Finland
The city of Helsinki has been working on sustainability since the late 50s, with i energy efficiency programs and a sustainable action plan, adopted in 1992. If you are looking for a city with bicycles and public transport, that is Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
8 - Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Following industrialization Singapore it had heavy pollution levels. But the greenest city in Asia he tackled the chest problem, creating his first Green Plan, around 1992. Today, finally, even in Singapore in the morning they wash their faces with clean water, breathe without gas masks and grow "real" gardens, and not GMO expanses. But there's more: the city aims to have zero waste to landfill by the mid-21st century.
7 - New York, USA
In the collective imagination, America takes us back to Homer Simpson, Springfield and its nuclear power plant. We're sorry.
New York è the greenest city in the United States as well as one of the greenest in the world! Its greenhouse gas emissions are low in relation to the size of the metropolis. The New York population also makes the most of the vast public transport system.
6 - Berlin, Germany
Talking about green emissions in a Germany shaken by the Volkswagen scandal might seem absurd. Or maybe not. Because, net of the scandals, the core of the city of Berlin it is only accessible to vehicles that have a sticker indicating that they meet the emission standards. Controlled emissions, cleaner cities.
5 - London, England
Remember the fog of London and adapting it to a green city seems an oxymoron. Instead it is so.
The city worked for leave behind the image of the industrial revolution wich was. It has not only reduced greenhouse gas emissions, it has also created more green spaces. For all these reasons, it deserves the number five position in our ranking.
4 - Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver it is a densely populated and expensive city. And the latter is certainly a deterrent. Conversely, its mild climate makes it a highly desirable place to live. The fact that it is the cleanest city in Canada and one of the cleanest in the world definitely improves its attractiveness.
3 - Stockholm, Sweden
For those who did not know Stockholm was the first EU city to win the European Green Capital award. The coordinated environmental planning, the large green spaces and the goal of eliminating the use of fuel by 2050, make it one of the cleanest cities in the world.
2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Everyone, at least once in their life, should try to ride the famous bicycles of Amsterdam. One of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, it offers the possibility of protected routes, racks and easy parking. For the Romans it is the city of dreams. Without possibility of denial we inform you that Amsterdam has more bicycles than people.
1 - Copenhagen, Denmark
The future already lives in Copenhagen. One of most liveable cities in the world, the metropolis of nearly two million people is known for advanced environmental policies and planning, aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2025.
The city infrastructure was conceived for cycling and designed on a human scale. Cars are the pastime here. This city, on the other hand, is the future.
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