COWI is a leading International consulting group. We provide state-of-the-art services within the fields of engineering, environmental science and economics with due consideration for the environment and society.
We specialise in advising on projects relating to climate change as a part of our business concept and because we know that our involvement in these projects will have a positive influence on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. This is our way of joining the fight against global warming.
COWI has a total of 6600 employees, of whom 3100 are based in Denmark. 3500 are based in COWI companies, subsidiaries and project offices all around the world.
Above and beyond specific specialist tasks, COWI offers multi-disciplinary consultancy in complex and diversified projects to be executed as a single and coherent assignment. We do this by participating in every phase of a project from the earliest concept, through feasibility studies, planning and design to operation, maintenance and training.
Every relevant specialist area is considered and included in the planning, in close co-operation with the customer, to ensure that the execution of any climate change project within adaptation and mitigation is suited to its particular demands and requirements.
A large biomass power plant project in Namibia aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels, restore the savanna and boost the local economy. COWI is consultant on the project, which is funded by the European Investment Bank and EU Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.
A Danish district heating system in Shangri-La is setting new standards for energy-efficient and emission-free heat production in China. COWI and ABB are playing a key role in the project, which has been financed by a Danida loan.
Flood protection measures in Copenhagen, Denmark, are to protect citizens from future flooding caused by torrential rain. Together with two partners, COWI won an idea competition with an innovative proposal for how a park can protect a Copenhagen quarter from future flooding.
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.
Energy is an important driver of industrial productivity growth. For a long time Europe has known that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This White Paper covers insights into Denmark’s experience with energy efficiency across a wide range of industrial sectors through state-of-the-art case examples.
Soil is literally the foundation on which we will build a sustainable future. Despite this, soil is contaminated, exploited, and degraded all over the world. Insides this White Paper is an overview of the Danish sector for soil and groundwater remediation and the companies which contribute to its development.
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.
Climate change is affecting global rainfall patterns and water distribution. Since there is approximately 100 times more groundwater on Earth than fresh surface water, it makes sense to exploit groundwater as a source of water. The aim of this white paper is to share some of Denmark’s technologies, tools and methods for groundwater mapping and hydrogeological modelling.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This and the threat of water scarcity underline the need for more efficient and smarter wastewater treatment across the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.