London ranks as the world’s second most sustainable city, with Manchester and Birmingham also making the top 20 of the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index Report, writes Edie.net.
According to the report Frankfurt is the only city in the world with greener credentials than the UK capital. Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Rotterdam round out the top five, with not a single US city in the top 10.
The research examines 50 cities from 31 countries ranking them across three broad subcategories – People, Planet and Profit – to estimate the sustainability of each city.
Manchester and Birmingham rank 14th and 18th respectively – higher than established international cities such as New York (20th), Tokyo (23rd) and Shanghai (35th).