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Top 12 Greenest Cities In The World

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Melbourne, Australia

The south Australian city of Melbourne has experienced a drought that started in the late 1990s, so focus on sustainability by the city’s government has been one of necessity. Early in the last decade, the city created a goal to become a city with net zero carbon emissions by 2020, an incredibly ambitious goal. The government’s focus on sustainability impacts all facets of life from water conservation to green building and community planning.

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