The world green and eco-friendly cities are marked per the CO2 emission, water and waste management, transportation options and overall environment of the city. Huge pollution and carbon omission are no more fun for anyone as it has become a threatening for the mankind that’s why everyone is looking for eco-friendly cities to live safe and comfortable life. Here is the list of world’s most eco-friendly cities.
Cape Town, South Africa
The second largest city of South Africa, Cape Town is one of the most eco-friendly cities by doing more energy conservation and use of renewable resources. It aims to get 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The city is really bike friendly where and people don’t hesitate to use a bike to get around. That promotes not using cars all the time.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver gave a really good result in CO2 emissions and air quality. The city puts special emphasis in the promotion of the green energy and the use of hydropower. It is recognized as the birthplace of greenpeace and is a home to green culture. This promotes the use of public transport and cycling.
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Curitiba is the only city in South American Siemens Index that scores above the average in green rankings. It has large bus system and promotes recycling programs. It has the highest air qualities in the index. The town plans to build a metro system but due to low funds, it has postponed the plans.
Ranked as Europe’s greenest city, Copenhagen has public transport facilities within 350m for everyone. More than 50% people regularly use a bicycle to move around the city. The city is really bike friendly and some districts are especially committed to cycling having really low Co2 emissions. The citizens regularly practice recycling and composting and conserve electricity.
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San Francisco, California
Ranked as the greenest city of North America, this city has always been environmental conscious having a 77% recycling rate which is one of the highest in the world. The city has a flat topography and therefore it is really bike friendly. Most of its areas have their own farmers’ markets where really care where and how their food is produced.