Amsterdam named top 10 green city in the world
As the effects of climate change loom ever larger, the concept of ‘green cities’ is becoming increasingly important. DGB Group, an independent sustainable project developer, included Amsterdam in its list of top 10 green cities in the world thanks to a focus on urban mobility and emphasis on circular systems.
Tackling the climate crisis head on
A ‘green city’ is one that prioritises the health and wellbeing of citizens as well as preservation of natural resources. From exploration of renewable energy sources to advancements in urban transport, these cities are doing their part to counteract the effects of climate change.
DGB Group, an independent for-profit organisation specialising in large-scale biodiversity projects, recently named Amsterdam among its top 10 green cities around the world. This is due to the city’s famous network of bike paths and emerging smart mobility sector, as well as the focus on creating a circular economy and restoring and preserving natural ecosystems.
On the way to achieving net zero
Across all sectors, the City of Amsterdam supports initiatives focused on transitioning to cleaner sources of energy and accumulating a net zero impact. One such initiative is the Circular Innovation Collective (CIC), which focuses on extending the life of clothing for as long as possible and supports the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s aim to achieve 70% circular textiles by 2030.