Copenhagen, Vienna and Zürich best at tackling air pollution


The cities of Copenhagen (Denmark), Vienna (Austria) and Zürich (Switzerland) are the top-ranking cities in Europe for efforts to reduce air pollution. In an evaluation carried out by the Soot Free Cities campaign, 23 cities from across Europe were evaluated according to nine criteria.

These included technical measures such as low-emission zones or fitting cars with particulate filters; measures to increase awareness and use of sustainable transport modes; and communication and information campaigns or financial instruments. Zürich received an overall grade of B+ as a result of the evaluation, while Vienna and Copenhagen scored a B.”

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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