210 mayors from a number of European cities representing 62 million citizens in total sent an open letter on Thursday urging the European Council and EU member states to commit to a long-term climate strategy with the objective of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.Read more
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A new energy solution in Nordhavn, a Danish bicycle path in China and the iconic Velux window are among the winners of this year’s Danish Design Award – all of which represent design solutions that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Mexico has an eye for Danish renewable energy solutions as the country is investing heavily in a greener energy sector. This prompted a group of Mexican city officials to tour Denmark for solutions and inspiration.
It is now possible to hail a hydrogen-powered taxi on the streets of Copenhagen. The environmentally friendly taxis are part of the government’s strategy that all new taxis in Denmark will be zero emissions vehicles by 2025 and the EU wide push to accelerate the development of hydrogen technology.
Like many other countries, South Africa faces severe challenges in terms of water and energy security. Danish companies and authorities aim to assist South Africa to catalyse their green transition and meet water challenges at African Utility Week 2019.
The promotion of sustainable diets is one of the most important factors in the green transition of the world’s food system. A new report by CONCITO reveals that the Danish meat consumption far exceeds what our resource-constrained planet can cope with, and makes recommendations for new initiatives that can promote climate-friendly food habits.
210 mayors from a number of European cities representing 62 million citizens in total sent an open letter on Thursday urging the European Council and EU member states to commit to a long-term climate strategy with the objective of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
The UN launches key findings of the first global biodiversity report since the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment published in 2005. Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years, with inputs from another 310 contributing authors, the report assesses changes over the past five decades, providing a comprehensive picture of the relationship between economic development pathways and their impacts on nature. It also offers a range of possible scenarios for the coming decades.
Danish companies are taking part in the booming offshore wind adventure in the United States – an adventure that, together with growing environmental concerns outside Washington, might lead the United States to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Publicly owned buildings in the City of Copenhagen will switch to energy efficient LED lighting this year. Not only will this move save approximately EUR 455,000 annually, but will also assist the city in meeting its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
Realising the vision of an artificial North Sea energy island surrounded by offshore wind turbines will be enabled through a new project led by the Technical University of Denmark in cooperation with the Confederation of Danish Industry and domestic TSO Energinet.
What do we need to measure to act on the global goals in Denmark – what does adequate, safe, affordable housing or a sustainable transport system mean here? These are precisely some of the answers the Baseline for the Global Goals project seeks to provide. The baseline project focuses on SDG 11, which concerns sustainable cities and communities. The report aims to explain the particular challenges Denmark must tackle, paving the way for Denmark to use the global goals to take strong, collective action on sustainable development – and thus come up with solutions that can inspire all the world.
An extra two billion will share the planet by 2050. Nourishing these extra mouths and securing a meaning existence for them without compromising scarce resources necessitates a shift in consumption and production patterns. We have gathered five examples of how sustainable production in the agriculture and food cluster can be achieved via a transition to a circular bioeconomy.
On behalf of 34 central banks, the heads of two major central banks have written a harsh warning about the financial risks of climate change. Constructively, they also provide six recommendations for central banks, supervisors, policymakers and financial institutions to enhance their role in the greening of the financial system.
Research from Aalborg University in Denmark projects a fourfold increase in European biogas production by 2030, thereby allowing at least 20 per cent of the transport sector to operate on green fuels.
A recent European study on people’s willingness to commute by e-bike reveals around 24 per cent of European commuters would consider switching from a car to an e-bike. The data for the research was collected in February 2019 via an online survey of 12.000 European commuters from ten different countries.