Zurich shows best quality of air in Europe

In the European City Ranking 2015 Zurich ranks first with a score of 89%. The biggest Swiss city has recorded a number of successes since the ranking was conducted the last time in 2011 and therefore outrun cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna or Berlin.

Frische Luft: Zürich beste Stadt Europas

The city council receives excellent marks regarding reduction success of emissions, public procurement clear cars, non-road mobile emission sources, traffic and mobility management as well as the transparency of communication. Good marks were attributed for the use of economic incentives, promotion of public transport and the promotion of walking and cycling.

The European City Ranking is part of the Soot-free for the Climate! Campaign as well as the us. The goal is to demonstrate that many local solutions to improve air quality exist and to find out how cities use these solutions, if at all. The ranking mainly focuses on efforts made to reduce particulate matter with a particular focus on black carbon, as well as nitrogen dioxide. In the European Union nearly half a million premature deaths are caused by air pollution. The average life expectancy of people living in cities and the most polluted areas is reduced by over two years.


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