Bristol recognised as the UK’s greenest city

A new report into the country’s most environmentally friendly cities has named Bristol as the greenest city in the UK.

Britain’s Real Green and Pleasant Land, compiled by property company Goodmove, analysed 10 different region’s percentage of green space, the amount of waste sent for recycling, the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced per year, gas consumption and the quantity of Green Party seats.

Bristol was found to have 29 per cent of green space, a 44 per cent recycling rate, carbon emissions of 1,863,000, gas consumption of 21,256kw/h and 16 Green Party seats. Additionally, Goodmove highlighted how Bristol has over 400 gardens and parks.

In 2015, Bristol was awarded the European Green Capital award. In 2014/15, Bristol City Council successfully reduced its emissions by 38 per cent from a 2005 baseline and therefore nearly achieved its 2020 emission reduction target five years early. The city has committed £300 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2020.

The other cities in the top ten were: Edinburgh; Glasgow; Greater London; Sheffield; Bradford; Manchester; Leeds; Liverpool; and Birmingham.

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