Durham has managed to reduce its emissions by a staggering 47% between 2009 -2019.
With Durham's air quality continuing to improve, the city's carbon dioxide emissions has already fallen by almost half after committing to an 80% reduction in council's carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
The news comes after a recent study published by Solar Centre, which explored government government data on UK cities, and proceeded to rank them according the waste management, carbon dioxide emissions, green spaces and air quality.
Out of the 59 cities Solar Centre analysed, Durham came out top, with Swansea second and Newcastle Upon Tyne ranking third.
John Clare, Member of Durham County Council, said: “We are pleased to receive this recognition for our work to combat climate change, which is a testimony to the amazing work of the council’s environment and low carbon teams."
“Creating a clean and green county is at the core of the council’s Climate Action Plan and we will continue to build on these promising figures. This includes helping businesses and residents become more energy efficient and integrating clean technology in our county’s infrastructure.”
Source: Energy Live News