When it comes to sustainability, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is an undeniable leader.
For the sixth year in a row, Gothenburg received the award for being the most sustainable city, according to the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDSI).
The 70 participating cities are assessed based on 71 criteria, which cover everything from emissions of greenhouse gases, recycling, accessibility, inclusion, safety and security, and sustainability-certified hotels and restaurants to whether there are sustainability strategies in both public and private actors.
“We’re extremely proud to once again be at the top of the list. The competition is tougher than ever, which is also more important than ever. We want to be a pioneer and maintain the position, as it spurs us on and makes the destination attractive. Being able to offer a sustainable supply and tourism that gives more than it takes is beneficial for our industry, the citizens of Gothenburg, and those who visit us,” says Katarina Thorstensson, sustainability strategist at Gothenburg & Co.
Bergen and Copenhagen occupied second and third place; find the full list here.