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Copenhagen Has Reclaimed Its Spot As The Best Place To Live In The World

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Junior Writer

Copenhagen Has Reclaimed Its Spot As The Best Place To Live In The World

Of course, we already knew it.

The magazine Monocle has named Copenhagen as the world’s most liveable city, a title which the city has won a grand total of 4 times over the years. Last year there was no ranking, as Monocle halted this due to the pandemic, but the survey has been running since 2007.

Monocles editor-in-chief is quoted by Reuters as having said:

‘Copenhagen is one of those cities where there is a real ambition to deliver a better quality of life for everyone. […] The ambitions around creating a cleaner environment are best in class and the city is reaping the rewards of years of urban investment.’

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Over 50% of Denmark’s electricity came from renewable sources last year, putting it on target to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. This fantastic aim existed well before the pandemic and, as countries across the world talk about building back post-pandemic as a greener society, Denmark is already well on its way.

Our neighbours have scored highly on this report too. Here’s a list of the highest-scoring cities:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Helsinki, Finland
  4. Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Tokyo, Japan
  6. Vienna, Austria
  7. Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Auckland, New Zealand
  9. Taipei, Taiwan
  10. Sydney, Australia
  11. Seoul, South Korea
  12. Vancouver, Canada
  13. Munich, Germany
  14. Berlin, Germany
  15. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  16. Madrid, Spain
  17. Melbourne, Australia
  18. Kyoto, Japan
  19. Brisbane, Australia
  20. Los Angeles, U.S.

Read more: Over 50% Of Denmark’s Electricity In 2020 Came From Renewable Energy Sources