With national parks that protect the environment and support local communities, regions that create climate-friendly travel packages, and cities working to reduce their visitors' carbon footprint, Europe is bursting with incredible eco-initiatives. Here are the ones which really stand out from the crowd…

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Alamy)

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Alamy)

Seefeld, Austria (Alamy)

Seefeld, Austria (Alamy)

Gothenburg (Shutterstock)

Gothenburg (Shutterstock)

The rootops of Zurich (Alamy)

The rootops of Zurich (Alamy)

Switzerland's has arguably the most efficient rail network in the world (Raetische Bahn)

Switzerland's has arguably the most efficient rail network in the world (Raetische Bahn)