These are Asia’s 22 greenest metropolises!



15. Shanghai

Shanghai, often referred to as China’s commercial and financial centre, has enjoyed strong economic growth over the past two decades.

It is now among the richest cities in China, generating a GDP per capita of $11,500. With 19.2 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the most populous city in the index.

The city’s selection as the venue for World Expo 2010 was a sign of its growing international status.

Shanghai ranks average overall in the Index, with strong clean air policies, the world’s longest metro network, but also very high CO2 emissions.