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Green City Index.
A research series analyzing the environmental performance of more than 100 cities worldwide
Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG

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  • 1. Green City IndexA research series analyzing the environmental performanceof more than 100 cities worldwideKaren Stelzner, Siemens AGUCEU Conference - October 14, 2011 © Siemens AG, 2011
  • 2. The dawn of the "urban millennium" has started In 2007 ~50% of the worlds population was living in cities until 2030 – this will increase to 60% until 2050 – this will increase to 70% Population „Urban Millennium" 67% of global energy 600 urban centers demand, generate about 60% Economy Environment up to 70% of worldwide of global GDP GHG emissions October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 3. The Green City Index research series assesses more than 100 cities worldwide US / Canada Green City Index European Green City Index(27 cities | June 2011, Aspen) (30 cities | Dec 2009, Copenhagen) German Green City Index (12 cities | June 2011, Frankfurt) Asian Green City Index (22 cities | Feb 2011, Singapore) Latin America African Green Green City Index (17 cities | Nov 2010 City Index Australia / NZ Mexico City) (15 cities | Dec 2011 (7 cities | coming soon) Durban) October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 4. How sustainable are cities worldwide? The GreenCity Index series provides answers… Objective How this is achieved? Comparison of major cities in Independently researched project by the EIU Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa, Transparent methodology, developed in and the Americas in terms of consultation with international urban their environmental sustainability experts from leading city networks, performance and policies UN, World Bank, etc. Aid understanding for strengths and weaknesses of each city Set of quantitative and qualitative indicators in and their performance against various environmental categories peers Unique scope of research project Forster best practice sharing Independent research and advisory firm with more than 40 offices worldwide Well known for their country analysis on more than 200 markets High reputation for its research and indices October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 5. The first study:The European Green City Index Published December 2009 in Copenhagen at the COP15 Climate Change Conference October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 6. The study compared 30 major European citiesfrom 30 European countries• Amsterdam, Netherlands • Riga, Latvia• Athens, Greece • Rome, Italy• Belgrade, Serbia • Sofia, Bulgaria• Berlin, Germany • Stockholm, Sweden• Bratislava, Slovakia • Tallinn, Estonia• Brussels, Belgium • Vienna, Austria• Bucharest, Romania • Vilnius, Lithuania• Budapest, Hungary • Warsaw, Poland• Copenhagen, Denmark • Zagreb, Croatia• Dublin, Ireland • Zurich, Switzerland• Helsinki, Finland• Istanbul, Turkey• Kiev, Ukraine• Lisbon, Portugal• Ljubljana, Slovenia• London, UK• Madrid, Spain• Oslo, Norway• Paris, France• Prague, Czech Republic October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 7. 16 quantitative and 14 qualitative indicatorsin 8 categories were assessed October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 8. Overall ranking: Scandinavian countries score best,Copenhagen comes in first overall Results are presented both overall as well as in the 8 individual categories October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 9. Some interesting comparisons between thedifferent the Indices US and Latin Europe Germany Asia Canada AmericaCO2 emissions 14.5 tons 5.2 tons 9.8 tons 4.6 tons(per capita)Population density 3000 4500 3900 8100(persons / km²)Water consumption 590 liters 265 liters 288 liters 160 liters 276 liters(per person/day)Waste 465 kg 510 kg 530 kg 380 kg(per person/year)Recycling 26% 17% 48%Modal split 13% 62% 50% October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 10. Vilnius – number 1 for air quality andbest-performing city from East Europe Overall rank 13 (out of 30) Best performing city from East Europe despite one of the lowest GDP per capita Overall leader for air quality with low levels of NO2, SO2 and particulate matter 4th highest share of people walking or cycling to work: 35% 5th lowest rate of waste generated per capita: 424 kg Biggest challenges in Energy & CO2: High energy consumption and CO2 emissions, low share of renewables October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 11. Technology plays an important role in improvingenergy efficiency, eco-friendliness and quality of life Renewable Energy Power Transmission & Distribution Smart Grid Solar Energy High-speed transportation Alternative drive system (Hybridbus) E-mobilityHarbor Power Generation Industrial drives Electricity savingWater & Waste Water Smart Buildings Green Hospitals Efficient lighting Traffic Management October 14, 2011 UCEU Conference Vilnius Karen Stelzner, Siemens AG
  • 12. Thank you very much for your attention!www.siemens.com/greencityindex © Siemens AG, 2011