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Friday, December 11, 2009

Kyiv found among greenest cities in Europe

WAM KYIV, 10th Dec. 2009 (WAM) -- Kyiv is the only CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) city to have been inscribed into the TOP30 European Green City Index presented during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The Index is a unique study of the environmental sustainability of 30 major cities in 30 European countries, analyzing their achievements in environmental and climate protection. It was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and written in co-operation with Siemens, the Siemens Ukraine press-service has reported.

The study looks at eight categories: CO2 emissions; energy; buildings; transportation; water; air quality; waste and land use; and environmental governance.

Copenhagen was named the 'greenest' major city in Europe, followed by Stockholm, Oslo, Vienna, and Amsterdam. And Kyiv goes the 30th.

As UKRINFORM, the national news agency of Ukraine, reported, over the recent years Kyiv has been reducing its urban plantation and as of 2008 about 16 square meters fell on one Kyiv resident. This figure, however, is nevertheless higher than many European cities have.


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