Swansea’s green credential highlighted in real estate study

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Swansea has been named one of the UK’s top five green cities to invest in, according to a new study, boosted by the number of environmentally friendly office buildings in the city.

Factors including CO2 emissions and roadside air pollutants were also considered by international banking group BNP Paribas as part of a real estate study called Next X that focused on environmental data.

Other cities featured in the UK’s top five greenest cities to invest in include Cambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Milton Keynes.  

Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council leader, said: “We are facing a climate crisis so the council and our partners are doing a huge amount of work for Swansea to become a Net Zero city by 2050.

“We also need to create a greener Swansea to attract more private sector investment and employment opportunities which include zero carbon office developments, the introduction of far more greenery across the city, and the installation of more and more charging points for electric vehicles.

“This will this continue to cut our carbon footprint and make the city more biodiverse, and it will also raise Swansea’s profile as a place to invest while opening up jobs for local people.”