These are Asia’s 22 greenest metropolises!

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Beijing.

Beijing.

9. Beijing

Beijing, China’s capital city with some 17.6 million inhabitants, is a sprawling commercial hub, generating a GDP of just about $10,000 per capita.

Beijing is trying to balance its growth ambitions with a stated desire to protect the environment and ranks average overall.

To prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games, the national and city governments invested heavily in improving air quality, landscaping and transport. The city still faces significant environmental challenges, especially in the area of greenhouse gases.

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