The European Union’s greenest city has been officially named as Bristol. It is the first in the UK to be given the European Green Capital status since the award was launched in 2008.
Bristol’s green credentials include homes being 25% more energy efficient in the last 10 years, with a fifth of residents walking to work and 9,000 people employed for the city’s low carbon economy.
It is now the 500th reporting city of the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), which includes more than 1,000 climate and energy commitments and 5,000 mitigation and adaptation actions.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson said: “Reporting our climate action data into the carbonn Climate Registry helps us to keep track of our targets and inspire cities and nations to set more ambitious targets and act urgently to address the pressing issue of climate change.”