Wednesday, 6. 1. 2021

Ljubljana among most sustainable cities in the world

A renowned British media house and the world's largest publisher of travel guides, Lonely Planet, listed Ljubljana among the eight most sustainable cities in the world, mostly due to its cleanliness and greenery.

In their opinion, our city is distinguished by pristine nature and fresh air, which will be our key advantage at the restart of city tourism.

Ljubljana's wide recognisability

In addition to the vaccine invention, publications in renowned foreign media also offer hope for the recovery of the tourist sector, especially awards for those aspects which will be most important to guests after the pandemic – care for the environment, cleanliness and sense of safety. In the past three months, Ljubljana's sustainable achievements were highlighted in the prestigious magazines Monocle and Condé Nast Traveller, websites of organisations European Best Destinations and Global TOP 100 Sustainable Destinations, and an Amazon advertisement.

Clean and green Ljubljana

The Lonely Planet also highlighted that the extremely clean and green Ljubljana is very pleasant to live in. They commended that over 10 hectares of the city centre are pedestrianized, that the city streets are cleaned with rain and recycled water, and that we have cutting-edge waste management systems, reducing waste in landfills by 80% since 2008. They also emphasised that Ljubljana was the first European city to commit to the zero-waste goal.

In addition to Ljubljana, Copenhagen, Portland, Singapore, Lisbon, Bangalore, Vancouver and San Francisco also made it on the list of most sustainable cities.