Why is Gothenburg the world’s most sustainable destination?
In 2023, Gothenburg was named the leader in the GDS-Index ranking for the world’s most sustainable destination with a score of 94.64. Gothenburg has topped the ranking seven times (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023).
The organization conducting the ranking is called the Global Destination Sustainability Movement. The ranking is known as the Global Destination Sustainability Index, often abbreviated as GDS-Index. As the leader in the ranking, Gothenburg has won the GDS-Index Leadership Award.
The index is a comprehensive measurement of how well cities are working on sustainability. The assessment is based on 71 different criteria covering everything from
- greenhouse gas emissions,
- safety and security,
- sustainability-certified hotels and restaurants,
- to the presence of sustainability strategies in both public and private sectors.
You can learn more about Gothenburg’s ranking and compare it with other destinations on the GDS-Movement’s website:
Visuals for GDSI Leadership Award
Here are logos for the top position in the GDS-Index and images of the trophies that you can use in your communication about the destination Gothenburg. Click on the images to download.
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