Wellington Ranked #2 in List of Cleanest Capital Cities

Wellington has been ranked the second cleanest capital city on earth in a ranking published in The Telegraph following a report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that “suggested pollution now poses a greater threat to human health than HIV and Ebola,” as reported in the article.

“The news comes as cities around the world, including London, struggle to deal with toxic air, which is thought to contribute to 40,000 premature deaths a year in Britain alone.”

The Telegraph describes Wellington:

“Another diminutive capital city, with fewer than half a million inhabitants, coastal Wellington is nevertheless one of the most populous places in New Zealand, a country renowned for its dramatic scenery, outdoorsy lifestyle and fresh air.”

“And the air looks set to get even cleaner: the authorities in Wellington have embarked on ambitious energy efficiency programmes and waste management projects, which are helping the city chip away at its CO2 emissions.”

These are the top 10 cleanest cities the Telegraph suggests you should head to for a “clean city” break:

  1. Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Wellington, New Zealand
  3. Canberra, Australia
  4. Ottawa, Canada
  5. Edinburgh, Scotland
  6. Montevideo, Uruguay
  7. Tallinn, Estonia
  8. Helsinki, Finland
  9. Monaco
  10. Madrid, Spain

Saudi capital, Riyadh, is the most polluted capital on Earth, followed by Delhi and Doha, Qatar.

Article Source: The Telegraph, March 14, 2017
Image Source: Wikipedia

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