The research promoted by Legambiente, and sponsored by Ambiente Italia and Il Sole 24 Ore, analysing the environmental liveability of Italy's provincial capitals has been published. Among the award-winning cities we find Bolzano in first place, Trento in second place and Belluno in third.
The Legambiente report assessed the environmental performance of 105 provincial capitals taking into account 18 indicators, distributed over six thematic areas: air, water, waste, mobility, urban environment and energy.
Bolzano, first in the ranking, with a score of 79.02% recorded good values in all three parameters related to air pollution, all within the legal limits. Among the data that emerges: over 66% differentiated waste collection is confirmed; the indices related to public transport improve and the number of vehicle kilometres per inhabitant per year also grows. Bolzano disperses less than one third of the water injected into the network (29.6%, it was 31% last year); it grows again in the infrastructure dedicated to cycling, where it rises from 16.81 equivalent metres per 100 inhabitants in the last edition to the current 18.99; it increases the number of Kw installed on public buildings per 1000 inhabitants from 3.89 in the last edition to the current 5.99.
Trento, second in the ranking, maintains sufficient air quality, while improving on the days on which ozone is exceeded; water consumption decreases slightly; differentiated waste collection improves and the number of passengers transported by the Tpl service increases from 101 trips per inhabitant/year in the previous edition to the current 123.
Belluno, in third place, confirms the good results obtained in previous years. In particular, it has a good overall level of air quality, improves differentiated waste collection, and increases the number of trips made on buses by the inhabitants of Belluno.