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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is the 5th-smartest city in the world. On a new list of 102 world cities, Denmark scores highly in terms of smart technological solutions, access to green spaces and good local council services.
On October 4, a delegation from the Chinese first-class university, Tsinghua University, was in Denmark to learn about the Danish solutions within energy efficiency and district heating. The delegation visited State of Green’s showroom, House of Green, and EnergyLab Nordhavn.
Five Danish cities feature in the 2019 Cities 100 report, a publication which shines the spotlight on 100 of the most forward-thinking and inclusive climate action projects worldwide. The projects demonstrate how the cities are working toward fulfilling the Paris Agreement and solving the climate crisis.
New Danish partnership between companies and researchers are developing a new method of recycling plastic, which would otherwise end up incinerated or as landfill. The technology can help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions – and be a really good business for Danish companies.
The World Economic Forum, the Global Maritime Forum and Friends of Ocean Action launched the “Getting to Zero Coalition” at last week’s UN Climate Action Summit, with the goal of decarbonising the international maritime shipping sector by 2030. The coalition represents leaders from across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and is supported by decision-makers from government and international organisations.
The city of Copenhagen grows by approximately 10,000 inhabitants each year and therefore the need to find sustainable transportation solutions for the city’s inhabitants and visitors increases. The new Metro line will play an important role in relieving traffic congestion and making transportation faster and easier. The driverless and fully automatic metro is expected to carry more than 100 million passengers a year.
The EcoGrid 2.0 demonstration project has concluded. Involving 800 households on the Danish island of Bornholm, the project shows how consumers’ energy consumption can be remotely controlled and thereby reduce CO2 emissions.
At an event prior to the UN Climate Action Summit, the Danish pension industry has in collaboration with the Danish government announced plans for the pension industry to invest more than EUR 46 billion in green transition towards 2030. Investments will be in energy infrastructure and other green activities such as green stocks, green bonds and investments in energy efficient construction. The Danish pension industry already invests more than EUR 16 billion and investments for another EUR 4 billion are planned out. Given the new investments, a substantial increase in the level of investment in sustainable transition will take place.
In recognition of the global climate crisis, the private sector in Denmark has created a so-called Corporate Climate Alliance. The idea is that the alliance will collaborate with the Danish parliament and Danish society as a whole to help solve the climate crisis.
Denmark – a green pioneer nation – and New York – one of the most ambitious American states – team up with corporate stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to push the green agenda further. 150 leading decision-makers will meet in New York City on 24 September, in the margins of the UN Climate Action Summit, to discuss the future for private and public sector climate commitments.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
Denmark is in the top of countries receiving funds from EU’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Denmark will use this lead to create sustainable and energy-friendly solutions throughout the EU, says Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science.