Copenhagen has the ambition of becoming the first carbon neutral capital by 2025. The goal is supported by the CPH 2025 Climate Plan, which the City Council adopted in 2009. A midterm goal was to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015, which is a goal Copenhagen met already in 2011. Since 1995, Copenhagen has reduced carbon emissions by 50 percent. The CPH 2025 Climate Plan is a holistic plan with a collection of specific goals and initiatives within four focus areas:
Examples of sustainable city solutions in Copenhagen;
These are only a few of the benefits achieved through sustainable city solutions. In Copenhagen urban green solutions are already being implemented on a large scale and used by citizens. The city solutions have had significant effects on CO2 emissions and at the same time, they have increased the liveability in the city. Besides our goal to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world, we must also cope with the climate changes and the challenges they present in the city. Copenhagen will also be affected by the global changes in the climate. It is therefore important for the city to be prepared for the climate of the future.
Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor Frank Jensen departs for Beijing for an official visit on Wednesday. Here, he will sign an agreement with Beijing’s Mayor Wang Anshun that will see the two cities working together on water technology. The meeting between the two mayors will help pave the way for Danish companies seeking to do business in the Chinese capital.
South Africa is Africa’s economic powerhouse, and as its economy grows so too does its need for sustainable technology. Copenhagen can help with that, and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank, has been in South Africa to discuss Copenhagen’s green profile with Cape Town’s mayor and local firms during the fifth C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit in South Africa.
Studies show that municipal governments worldwide consider climate change solutions to be an economic opportunity. This week representatives from Bogotá, New York, Jakarta, London and 11 other cities are meeting in Copenhagen to work together on how to integrate green solutions, economic growth and job creation.
Container carriers, ferries and cruise ships combust fossil fuels, resulting in carbon emissions, air pollution and noise in often attractive neighbourhoods. By providing ships with onshore power and developing sustainable terminals, the negative effects of the ships are limited and at the same time, such a project will brand the city and its partners in an international context.
Sustainable solutions are no longer a choice for most societies: they’re a must. Especially in our cities. Inside this White Paper you can find case examples of how to rethink urban development and gain greater value from investments in the city’s blue infrastructure.
As the climate changes and the number and frequency of rainfall events increases, so does the need for intelligent rainwater management solutions. This White Paper presents insight into lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within rainwater management and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.