The city with the best environment.
To show you a few cities that have succeeded in creating a clean environment and their inhabitants become happier and healthier, and compiled this list with the cleanest cities in the world. However, in order to keep the city clean and tidy, as a rule, need much more than just a few government regulations, and public alerts. It is also the duty of local residents to participate in this process and not to cause environmental harm as possible.
15. Stockholm, Sweden
Considered one of the cleanest capitals in the world, Stockholm in 2010 received the award “European Green capital” (European Green Capital Award) from the European Commission, becoming Europe’s first “green capital”.
Applicants were evaluated on several criteria, such as climate change, local transport, public green areas, air quality, noise, waste, rational use of land, biodiversity and others.
14. Nottingham, UK
In the United Kingdom, too, there are few cities that can boast of a pollution free environment and clean streets. One of them is Nottingham — is situated in Central England.
The city has initiated a number of projects designed to solve problems with trash and graffiti, and even won the award of “cleanest city in UK” (“Britain’s Cleanest City”) in 2014.
13. Kobe, Japan
Known as the cleanest city in Japan, Kobe has introduced one of the world’s most efficient waste disposal systems. As local residents are very concerned about the preservation of the environment, the streets are always clean.
Although the city is a huge metropolis inhabited by more than 1.5 million people, it has a lot of beautiful green areas for recreation.
12. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Known as the “green heart of Europe”, Luxembourg is the capital of the country Luxembourg (officially known as Grand Duchy of Luxembourg). The city boasts a number of well-preserved ancient castles and green forests, and last year he was declared the third cleanest city in the world.
11. Calgary, Canada
Calgary regularly ranks among the cleanest cities in the world in the last few years, and for good reason. Local residents are trained in five basic principles that should be followed to keep the environment clean and healthy. These 5 points — quality of sewage, pianist and water availability, removal and processing of waste, traffic congestion and air pollution.
The world’s only island-state, Singapore is known for a number of strict rules regarding environmental issues and cleanliness of the city, including the ban on chewing gum. Almost 10% of Singapore land given over to parks and nature reserves.
The city also launched several planting campaigns tree planting to improve quality of life.
9. Curitiba, Brazil
While Brazil is hardly ever referred to clean countries, there is one exception — the city of Curitiba. Local governments encourage their residents to keep the city clean, allowing you to exchange the bags of sorted garbage for food and tokens for the bus.
As a result, up to 70% of municipal waste is recycled. Recycling paper, for example, allows you to save the equivalent of 1,200 trees a day.
8. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva is known as one of the richest, expensive, livable and safe cities in the world, but the city stands out for something else: the efforts of environmentalists and clean.
One of the cleanest cities in the world, Geneva is the home of The Geneva Environment Network — a Network of global organizations working in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development.
7. Vienna, Austria
The capital and largest city of Austria, Vienna has a population of about 1.8 million people, but the city regularly ranks among the cleanest cities in the world.
Over the last decades, Vienna has invested in waste management system huge amounts of money, and now it bears fruit. In addition, local residents are very concerned about the environment, so helping the authorities to maintain their city perfect clean and tidy.
6. Reykjavik, Iceland
Located in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, Iceland is one of the cleanest countries in the world, it is not surprising to see her among the cleanest capital cities in the world.
There was no urban development until the nineteenth century. Even now, the Reykjavik remains one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world, in which almost no air pollution.
5. Helsinki, Finland
Another Scandinavian city in this list, Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Helsinki residents are true supporters of environmental protection and maintain streets clean and tidy.
To reduce the amount of power consumed to a minimum level, had even developed a complex system that can produce heat by using electricity.
4. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
With a population of nearly 340.000 people, Honolulu is the most remote major city in the world, as the closest place on the mainland is the lighthouse Point Arena (Point Arena Lighthouse) in California, a distance of 3800 kilometers.
Perhaps it is because of such extraordinary insulation Honolulu (all Hawaii) is one of the cleanest and greenest places in the world.
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is recognized as one of the cleanest cities in the world. Through its commitment to high environmental standards, Copenhagen has been praised for its green economy, in 2014 becoming the greenest city for the second time, according to the Global green economy index (Global Green Economy Index).
With significant investment in upgrading sewage, water quality in the harbour has improved to such an extent that it is now possible to swim.
2. Chicago, Illinois, USA
With a population of more than 2.7 million people, Chicago is the third largest city in the US, but has the reputation of being very clean and environmentally friendly city.
Chicago has greened more than 186.000 m2 of roofs across the city, turning them into the gardens to improve air quality. The city authorities encourage their residents to use public transport to reduce harmful emissions.
1. Hamburg, Germany
The second largest city in Germany, Hamburg was commended for its longstanding efforts to protect the environment.
The city has set a goal to reduce by 2050 carbon dioxide emissions by 80%. The city authorities also released information about plans to develop a “Green network” and it will mean that people will no longer have to use a personal vehicle to travel to different locations in the city.
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