Climate – green, safe and healthy
The Capital Region of Denmark is working to ensure sustainable growth and development – and thus a good, healthy life for the region’s residents. Together with the municipalities, the business community and various organisations the capital region is aiming to become more energy efficient, climate prepared and attractive – green, safe and healthy.
The Capital Region of Denmark and the City of Copenhagen Municipal Contact Council have drawn up a joint climate strategy that addresses the wide-ranging climate challenges. The vision is to ensure that the capital region is the most climate prepared and energy efficient region in Denmark.
Some of the initiatives taken for a greener region are within:
The Capital Region of Denmark provides healthcare and mental healthcare for 1.7 million people or approx. 30% of the population of Denmark.
In addition the capital region is also doing research, regional development and growth in areas such as business, education, transport and climate.
Thanks to a public–private innovation partnership, Herlev Hospital in the Capital Region of Denmark has commissioned an entirely new purification plant that uses advanced technology to eliminate medicinal products and bacteria from waste water. Consequently, the hospital no longer releases cytotoxins and antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the sea. The waste water from the hospital is now […]
Electric cars are almost silent, they do not produce exhaust fumes, and they are important for a greener society because they involve lower carbon emissions and are not dependent on fossil fuels. With this in mind, the Capital Region and the municipalities of the region have set up “Copenhagen Electric” – an electric car secretariat […]
Removing contamination from the soil is expensive. For this reason, the Capital Region is working together with companies and researchers to develop new methods. One promising method is to run a low electrical voltage through contaminated boulder clay, add “bacteria food” (reactants) and bacteria to eat the contamination. This method uses up to 25% less […]
The Capital Region has a responsibility to detect, investigate and cleanse contaminated soil. The Region spends approximately DKK 140 million a year on this, and they would like to see this money going further. With this in mind – and with a view to developing new environmental technologies for the whole world – the Region […]
The Capital Region is intent on becoming a green, innovative metropolis with high growth and excellent quality of life. Bicycles have a key role to play here, as the many cyclists create better urban environments with a more sociable way of life, cleaner air and less noise. This is why the City of Copenhagen, the […]
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.