There are a few green cities in the world. In this blog, I am going to give you guys top five green cities that both the government and the people who live in that city take the action together to protect the city. It could be different ways to protect it such as reduction of released carbon monoxide, building eco-friendly houses, multiplication of public transport and using of electric cars. Unfortunately, well known metropolitan cities have failed about these improvements.
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and it surrounded by parks and water. Copenhageners love to consume organic food, recycling electric bikes and having sun bath from the parks. Copenhagen was European Green Capital 2014. The ambitious green profile of the city has a clear goal: The City of Copenhagen aims to become the world's first CO2 neutral capital by 2025. Hotels in Copenhagen also hold an official eco certification for tourists.
When we mention about Amsterdam, certainly city bicycles comes in our mind. The people in Amsterdam love bicycles, they even have their own roads and it has pretty traffic when the rush hour in the city. Amsterdam also won a Climate Leadership Award. In 2010, Amsterdam developed ambitious environmental goals in its Amsterdam Energy Strategy 2040, aiming to reduce CO2 by 40% in 2025 compared to 1990.
3-San Francisco, USA
San Francisco took the place as the greenest city in North American in a study of the environmental performance in the U.S. and Canada. If we actually talk about CO2, energy, land use, buildings, transport, water, waste, air and environmental governance, we can also write San francisco to the top of list. The municipal of California have some plans to encourage people to consume products that recycled materials and multiplication of public transportation.
Izmir is the located at west of Turkey and 3rd biggest city in Turkey. We can also stated one of the european city in Turkey. İzmir municipality serves as the first full fleet of Turkey's full electric buses, started to receive this environmental friendly investment shortly. This means, it has already consumed 162 thousand liters of fuel; the atmosphere saved 11 thousand trees but only carbon dioxide that could be cleaned. At the same time people living in İzmir and nearby cities come here to ride bicycles along side of the Eagen sea. It has almost 60 km bike road.
5-Adelaide city, AUSTRALIA
Across the world, cities have a lot of attention of climate change issue. Adelaide is one of them and they take really serious cautions about that. According to a spokesman, Adelaide City Council allocates 1% of total rates to its Climate Change Action Initiatives Fund annually. In 2015/16 this is $932,000. Here are another facts about Adelaide city: Between 2007 and 2013, the City of Adelaide’s carbon emissions reduced by 20%, Almost every house has three different trash bins, so they separate the waste and they use resources wisely.