It’s time we spoke about the cities with the cleanest air in the world, too! Insider Monkey has given us some really useful information and a great compilation as usual. With global warming became well-known, air pollution has grown an urgent and burning question for everyone. According to measurements done by World Health Organization the cleanest air in the world in 2016 and 2017 was recorded in Iceland. Countries with vast territory, like the USA, often have both cities with the cleanest air and cities with most polluted air which depends mostly on the geographic position of the city.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three cities with the cleanest air in the world from their list.
The first one is Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2016 and 2017, Iceland was named as the country with the cleanest air in the world. Iceland has geothermal energy which is easy and cheap to use and much more environment-friendly than oil or coal used for heating. Since Iceland is scarcely populated (compared to other countries/cities on our list), typical urban pollution is consequently much smaller than that in densely populated areas. There are only three large-scale aluminium and ferrosilicon factories in Iceland which means that industrial pollution is also reduced to a minimum. The second city is Monaco. This city-state also enjoys the status of a country with high air quality and low concentration of PM 2.5 pollutant. Since 2009, local government started using electric cars in order to reduce air pollution. In 2014, an interactive car-share scheme called Mobee was announced, and tourists traveling to Monaco can rent an electric car. This environmentally friendly use of energy contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions. At last, but not least, we are mentioning Tallinn, Estonia. Around 25% of Tallinn, the number 9 on our list of cities with the cleanest air in the world, is covered by large green urban areas, which helps in maintaining the high quality of air. There are three national landscape protection areas, two conservation areas, and around 61 parks. This city also implemented free public transport for citizens of Tallinn in order to encourage people to use public transportation and reduce air pollution.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 cities with the cleanest air in the world.