Air pollution caused by the transportation sector and industrial facilities is a global challenge that affects the lives of millions of people. Each year, air pollution is the cause of more than seven million premature deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). As more and more people move to the cities, where air pollution is most prevalent, this number will inevitably rise.
Reducing pollution requires a focus on separating harmful particles from smoke and exhaust. Moreover, reducing the source of emissions by encouraging public transportation and cycling in the cities can also drastically improve the air quality in densely populated areas. Finally, improving indoor air quality can significantly improve the well-being and health for residents and workers, while at the same time ensuring a great potential for energy savings.
Reducing air pollution from cruise ships in the Port of Copenhagen
The City of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Malmö Port and CPH City & Port Development have entered into a cooperation to get more green solutions in the Port of Copenhagen and to limit emissions from cruise ships. The first step is the design of an onshore power supply in the North Harbour.
The world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries set sail
New name, new style: The previously named HH Ferries Group, which operates the busy ferry route between the Danish and Swedish coastal towns of Helsingør and Helsingborg has not only changed its name to ForSea Ferries to reflect its environmental strategy, but has also officially launched its two long-awaited, solely battery-powered passenger ferries, which are the largest of their kind.
Clean air in Denmark – dedicated efforts since 1970
This publication provides readers with the lessons learned in Denmark relating to the abatement of Danish air pollution. It explores such topics as environmental regulation and energy policy in a Danish context, the specific pollutants that have negative impacts, and the abatement strategies that have been carried out in Denmark.
District heating in Beijing – the best air polution abatement
The District Heating in Beijing is of interest in a Danish perspective. Beijing was the first city to study and use the experience from the district heating system in Greater Copenhagen. In 1984, Chief Engineer Zeng Xiang Lin started to study the system. In the years to come, Danish Consultants provided assistance financed by DANIDA. In […]
CITS – Copenhagen Intelligent Traffic Solutions
Mission: The CITS project has been developed as an innovative smart city project thorugh a collaboration between different companies (see below). The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow, reduce emissions and increase safety for the citizens. The goal of the system is to allow the responsible city officials to monitor both traffic conditions – […]
The Case for Healthy Buildings – Schools
Children spend enormous amounts of time in classrooms and are affected by the indoor environment quality (IEQ) and a crucial component of it is the indoor air quality (IAQ). The age and quality of buildings that house a school, location of windows, ventilation systems if any, wind speed and direction and proximity to roads, intersections […]