Trento is the most eco-friendly city in Italy. This is according to Ecosistema Urbano, the report on the environmental performance of Italian cities that is published every year by the environmental association Legambiente in collaboration with Ambiente Italia Group and the economic and financial newspaper Sole 24 Ore. For the 2020 edition (based on 2019 data) Trento is on the highest step of the podium for the third consecutive time, scoring 79.98 points out of a maximum of 100. The keys to success: air quality, waste reduction and separate waste collection. An important recognition, which shows that the Autonomous Province of Trento is increasingly becoming the ideal place to live and do business.
Air quality, waste reduction and separate waste collection. But not only that
Trento, like all the cities in the leading group (in order of ranking it is followed by Mantua, Pordenone and Bolzano), has good overall performance in the key areas of the study:
Air quality: overall average values have improved for both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10, although the number of days on which the ozone limit was exceeded has increased slightly (38 in 2018, 40 in 2019);
Separate waste collection: the percentage of waste collected separately is growing. Trento is close to 83% in 2019, confirming its position among the best cities in this parameter (it is sixth);
Waste production: from 465 kilos per inhabitant/year in 2018 to the current 462;
Public transport: the number of passengers carried by the Public Transport Service is growing (from 185 trips per inhabitant/year in 2018 to 190 in 2019);
Urban green: with 399.5 square metres per inhabitant, Trento is in second place in Italy, surpassed only by Matera;
Solar energy in public buildings: with 14.49 kW of power per 1,000 inhabitants, Trento is in sixth place.
The Legambiente report
The report examines more than 30,000 data collected through questionnaires sent by Legambiente to the 104 municipalities and information from other accredited statistical sources. The final score, in hundredths, is assigned on the basis of the qualitative results obtained in the 18 indicators considered by Ecosistema Urbano covering six main thematic areas: air, water, waste, mobility, urban environment, energy.