The cleanest city on the planet

Canberra, the capital of Australia, has confidently taken the leading position in the ranking of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, thanks to the minimum level of pollution.

An expert analysis, taking into account various factors, was carried out by specialists from the British service Uswitch, which compares prices for services in the field of energy, insurance, personal finance and communications.

Experts noted that 48% of the Australian capital’s energy comes from wind farms and the sun. The high level of development of the transport infrastructure was also taken into account. Residents of Canberra can get without a car to most places, and in the event that they ride on it, they tend to move with fellow travelers, using a minimum of a vehicle alone.

The Spanish capital Madrid and another Australian city, Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, took their place in the top three in environmental friendliness. In the top ten were: Copenhagen (Denmark), Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE), Hamburg and Frankfurt (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Zurich (Switzerland). But the worst environmental indicators were shown by New Delhi (India), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Tianjin (China), Amman (Jordan), Sao Paulo (Brazil).

In October last year, the IQAir project (AirVisual company) made it possible to draw conclusions about the air quality in various cities of the planet, assessing its pollution. Most of all in this regard, the residents of Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Delhi and Mumbai (India), Lahore (Pakistan), Kiev (Ukraine) were unlucky. The Russian capital, as it turned out, is in the zone of “moderate” pollution.

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