Scandinavian Cities Top European Green City Index

In a study released by Siemens AG and The Economist Intelligence Unit, Copenhagen tops the list of the greenest cities in Europe (out of a pool of 30 cities that were considered).

Warren Karlenzig comments, "Interestingly, all the laggard cities are located in either the former Soviet Union, or in former Soviet-controlled Eastern European nations. The difference between the overall highest ranking city, Copenhagen, at 87, and the lowest-scoring city, Kiev at 33 is substantial."

The rankings consider CO2, building efficiency, transportation, energy, water, waste, air quality, land use, and environmental governance.

Full Story: European Green City Index Released: City of Copenhagen Ranks Highest, Kiev at Bottom

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