Reykjavík aims to go carbon neutral by 2040

The Guardian just published an article which talks about Reykjavík´s geothermal power and how the city aims to go carbon neutral by 2040.

Last month, Iceland became one of the first countries to ratify the Paris climate deal with a unilateral parliamentary vote, shortly after Reykjavik announced its aim to be carbon neutral by 2040.

Among the people interview for the article was Áshildur Bragadóttir, the director of Visit Reykjavík. She points out how bettering our green credentials is not only good for tourism but has the potential to mark Reykjavík as an international conference location. “We have the geysers, great water pools, glaciers, volcanos – the landscape is constantly changing because of eruptions, earthquakes and climate change. In Reykjavík, I think we are more concerned about nature than perhaps other nations because we are so connected to our island, landscape and natural wonders.”

Read the whole article: theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/03/reykjavik-geothermal-city-carbon-neutral-climate