The ocher city has been ranked by the online specialist for tailor-made dream trips Tourlane, among the top 50 green cities in which to live and travel.
Marrakech is among the top 50 cities engaged in ecology, which are more and more concerned with protecting the environment and which have implemented a new sustainable public policy.
With this ranking, the ocher city came first green city in the Arab world and North Africa.
“This ranking crowns the tireless efforts made by local authorities and elected councils, as well as all the other stakeholders to make this city a model in terms of environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable practices”, underlined the vice-president of the Marrakech municipal council, Ahmed El Moutassadek.
“It is a source of pride for all the inhabitants of the ocher city, the tourist city with international influence also endowed with a rich tangible and intangible heritage”, he noted, recalling that COP22 served as a catalyst for more actions and ambitions in favor of environmental protection at the level of the ocher city.
The classification of green cities where to travel from the online specialist for tailor-made dream trips took into account several criteria, including the accessibility of cities by train, public transport infrastructure, number of cars per inhabitant, spaces green, the number of tourists per inhabitant, the air quality, renewable energies and the recycling structures in place in the 50 destinations.
The city of Berlin (Germany) has been ranked the first green city to travel to, followed by Vienna (Austria) and Munich (Germany).
London is the highest-ranked English-speaking city, while Shenzhen, the green capital of China, is the highest-ranked metropolis outside of Europe.
The Kenyan capital Nairobi was ranked 14th and first in Africa, followed by Cape Town in South Africa (41st).
At the Arab level, only Marrakech is included in Tourlane’s ranking 50 of the greenest cities in the world.