The UK’s cities will all play a vital role in making sure that the country is able to achieve its net zero carbon goal by 2050. All of the country’s largest cities have pledged to get to net zero by at least 2040 and have been working on how to get there for several years now.

But how else do our cities measure up? Last year EG put together its first Sustainable Cities Index, a range of measurements for the UK’s 12 biggest regional cities to see which offer the “greenest” locations and which were working hardest to be sustainable.

Based on EG’s criteria, Bristol came out top in 2020 and does so again in 2021, followed by Southampton with Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle in joint third.

EG’s analysis this year took in a few new criteria, including the level of biodiversity within 10km of each city centre and the propensity of its population to cycle regularly.

Find out more within the report

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