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Lord Mayor Presents Copenhagen’s Green Solutions in New York

By Rikke Houkjær , 2013.01.28

During his visit the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen will visit greentech companies and meet with Mayor Bloomberg to discuss Copenhagen’s green development strategy

The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen will visit San Francisco and New York from January 7-10. The agenda for the Lord Mayor’s visit is green solutions and sustainable urban development. In San Francisco, the Lord Mayor will meet with companies at the forefront of green technology and innovation.

In New York, the Lord Mayor will meet with top New York City officials. The Lord Mayor will present Copenhagen’s plan for how to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Among the topics for discussion are also adaptation to climate change and the C40 Climate Leadership network.

“Our city has made great progress in developing initiatives for a greener, greater New York,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Sharing ideas with large international cities with innovative sustainability agendas such as Copenhagen is a big part of our success and together we will continue to address the impacts of global climate change and strengthen how cities work toward those goals,” says the Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg.

“I’m very happy that the mayor of New York has set a clear, green agenda to inspire other great cities around the world. It is precisely those cities that have the power to make investments and create jobs, while working to improve the environment and prevent new natural disasters,” says the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen.

Press contacts:

Ulla Dubgaard Head of Press and Communications Consulate General of Denmark in New York + 1 917 455 7279 / ulldub@um.dk

Rikke Houkjær Communications Manager City of Copenhagen + 45 2677 2295 / rih@okf.kk.dk

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