With reasonable planning and policy, leaders of cities like London (UK) or Oslo (Norway) have turned them into green and environmentally friendly cities.
Copenhagen (Denmark) : According to the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) 2014, Copenhagen is the greenest city in the world. Officials have put in place many environmental protection policies and plans to realize their goal of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2025, Ecowatch said. Meanwhile, the clean technology project attracted the participation of more than 500 companies. The people of Copenhagen are very concerned about the environment. Infrastructure in the city is designed for people walking or cycling rather than using cars.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) : For decades, people in Amsterdam have traveled by bicycle. The number of bicycles in the city is even more than the population. The government always pays special attention to environmental projects. Since 2009, waste on many Amsterdam central routes has been collected by electric trucks. Public and private sectors contribute 2.5 billion USD to green projects.
Stockholm (Sweden): This is the first city in the European Union (EU) to win the European Green Capital Award. The appropriate environmental plan that the city government has adopted since the 1970s, with the same goal of not using fossil fuels by 2050 has made Stockholm one of the greenest cities on the planet.
Vancouver ( Canada ): The mild climate is a good condition for this place to become a “paradise” in the eyes of many people. The city has a long-term plan to build a green – clean life. Fossil fuels are minimized, while the government invests heavily in alternative energy systems such as wind and solar.
London ( UK ): The government has sought ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more green space for the city. People often plant a variety of flowers and trees on the roofs of tall buildings.
Berlin ( Germany ): In the process of planning trees, the city government often chooses a dominant tree. The famous Boulevard Unter Den Linden is a typical example, with rows of silver leaf trees (Tilia tomentosa) lush green for ancient castles.
New York (USA): Greenhouse gas emissions in the widest and greenest cities in the US are always low because this is the home of many green buildings and people often move by public transport.
Singapore (Singapore): In 1992, the lion island government implemented the Singapore Green Plan to clean water, air and soil. At each street, a tree is planted with a height controlled and pruned, shaping appropriately.
Helsinki (Finland): The government of Helsinki capital always encourages people to use bicycles and public transport. The city aims for sustainable development since the late 50s through its energy efficiency program.
Oslo (Norway): is one of 4 cities in Northern Europe in the list of the greenest cities in the world. One of the reasons why Oslo has reached this position is due to the effective cooperation between the people and the government in developing energy resources.