Warsaw one of Europe’s Top 10 eco-friendly cities, says new report

When it came to greenery the survey looked at the number of parks and gardens, wildlife areas, forests, playgrounds and bodies of water found in cities across Europe. Kalbar/TFN

Warsaw is one Europe’s 10 greenest cities and one of the continent’s least polluted metropolises, according to a ranking published today.

The Polish capital came in at number nine on the green ranking, sandwiched between Vienna at number eight and Barcelona.

Paris was ranked as Europe’s greenest city with Amsterdam second.

In the survey conducted by Essential Living, the Polish capital came in at number nine on the green ranking, sandwiched between Vienna at number eight and Barcelona.Essential Living

In the survey conducted by Essential Living, a London-based property developer offering apartments to rent in the British capital, Warsaw is Europe’s 12th least polluted city in a league table topped by Dublin.

When it came to greenery the company looked at the number of parks and gardens, wildlife areas, forests, playgrounds and bodies of water found in cities across Europe. Each city could get a maximum of 60 points.

Warsaw is also Europe’s 12th least polluted city in a league table topped by Dublin.Essential Living

Warsaw scored 29 points, 11 less than table-topping Paris, and scored well when it came to forest, picking up six points, the most out of the 20 cities surveyed.

The Polish capital, however, dropped points on parks and gardens, getting only nine, half the Barcelona score.

The survey also looked at air quality, pollution and life expectancy.

To read the Green Cities Index study click here