Mayor wants more
The Danish capital also scored well on emissions, as it has one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita with 0.9 percent and one of the most efficient road networks in Europe. Prices for public transport were also very high for Copenhagen, as 67 percent of all trips have been made by bicycle and public transport, compared with Stockholm’s 53 percent.
However, this is not all reason to celebrate, as even the greenest cities have a hidden greenhouse gas problem, as imported goods such as food and electricity are not included in the index and make up up to 80 percent of the CO2 footprint.
Corporate Knights hope the index will help cities improve their sustainability, and research analyst Nadia Morson stresses that there is still a long way to go in the fight against climate change: “Clearly, changing our climate path is not a small feat. Cities must continue to develop by planning, designing and investing innovatively ”.
Copenhagen’s Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen aims to make the city even more sustainable during her tenure, so perhaps in 2023, Copenhagen will be able to claim first place.
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Source: The Nordic Page