Prioritising the effort towards sustainable urban mobility cannot only reduce CO2 emissions but also create opportunities for greener and more liveable cities
It is estimated that 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation and an increase in commuting will challenge the transportation system and consequently increase congestion and CO₂ emissions. These challenges can be met with more environmentally friendly vehicles running on alternative fuels, better use of public transportation and alternative modes of transport such as bicycling or walking. Prioritising the effort towards sustainable urban mobility cannot only reduce CO2 emissions but also create opportunities for greener and more liveable cities.
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On 26-28 February, a Saudi Arabian delegation visited Denmark with the purpose to gather inspiration for the realisation of “Qiddiya”, an entertainment, sports and arts destination that will be built outside the capital Riyadh.
Utilising linkages between sectors to best use renewable energy has a huge potential in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Digitised and energy efficient consumption, electrification and a comprehensive renewable energy system are all variables in the quest for huge CO2 reductions.
Starting in 2020, new climate-friendly asphalt will be used by contractors on Danish roads, when new road paving is needed. The decision to increase the use of the new climate-friendly asphalt was taken by the Danish government after testing the new climate-friendly asphalt on four Danish highways. The project to develop a new type of […]
Together with suppliers, Danish local and regional governments are utilising smart city technologies and data to reduce traffic and climate challenges – fast. If realised, the socio-economic benefits could amount to 700 million euros and save over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
The city of Copenhagen grows by approximately 10,000 inhabitants each year and therefore the need to find sustainable transportation solutions for the city’s inhabitants and visitors increases. The new Metro line will play an important role in relieving traffic congestion and making transportation faster and easier. The driverless and fully automatic metro is expected to carry more than 100 million passengers a year.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
New calculations from DTU indicate that there are both economic and environmental benefits from exploiting straw for biofuel for heavy transport instead of for district heating, and there should consequently be focus on developing this technology.
Cities and their citizens are smothering. They are smothering in rows and rows of parked cars leaving little space for city life. 25% of these cars are not even in use during the week days. At GreenMobility we contribute to a city with fewer cars enabling valuable space for other purposes than parking.
Sollihøgda Plussby is an ambitious environmental project, which aims to provide the Oslo region with smart and sustainable solutions. The pilot project is just outside Oslo and could potentially house 30,000 people and provide 15,000 jobs if the Ringeriksbanen line opens a station on this section. The aim is to create Europe’s first ‘Plus City’, […]
For a while now, the fact that electric vehicles can play an important part as energy storage in the future Smart Grid has been a hot topic in both the e-mobility and the energy industry. The reason being the likely business potential to sell excess electricity back to the grid when needed. The leading electric […]
The steadily increasing transport and mobility activities in densely populated urban areas are turning into a societal problem, which people are trying to solve in various ways. Some speak of car sharing schemes, others about smaller two- or three-wheeled (electric) vehicles, while getting more people to use public transportation is also often mentioned. But what does the development point towards?
Challenge Sønderborg Municipality is a pioneering municipality with ambitious climate goals, and they have decided that the entire municipality should be CO2 neutral in 2029 – 20 years before the rest of Denmark. To achieve that goal, Sønderborg Municipality and ProjectZero needed an action-oriented, strategic energy plan for the transportation sector, which at the same […]
The number of large cities continues to rise across the globe. In the future, such densely populated and heavily trafficked cities will become increasingly challenged on the energy and environmental front, especially in relation to the supply and consumption of energy, as well as the pollution caused by e.g. the transport sector. Demonstration of Smart Cities in Europe The […]
The somewhat limited range is one of the biggest obstacles for electric vehicles. The MECc project will develop a range extender, which should optimally be able to provide a range of up to 800 km on a full charge and fill-up. Bio-methanol based range extender for electric vehicles The main purpose of the MECc project […]
With the movement towards replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, the future power system will experience growing challenges in balancing the fluctuating power production and utilizing the renewable energy production to the fullest. Commercialisation of grid-integrated electric vehicles The Parker-project demonstrates how grid-integrated electric vehicles can play a role in solving this growing challenge, […]
Insero and its department Mobility are the project managers of CIPED (Compact Intelligent Powerful Electric Drivetrain) and in charge of the development of a business analysis for the commercialisation of the CIPED-solution. A limited driving range is still a challenge for the electric vehicles and there is a current need for new innovate solutions that can […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
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.
The Collection of cycle concepts 2012 was published by the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and presents a number of ideas to help generate more bicycle traffic and reduce the accident rate among cyclists. The aim of the publication is to provide inspiration and motivation for creating more and safer bicycle traffic – in Denmark as […]
Compass4D: Cooperative Mobility Pilot on Safety and Sustainability Services for Deployment Compass4D target users and drivers of buses, emergency vehicles, trucks, taxies, electric vehicles and private cars. To make their driving safer, less stressful and more energy efficient, they require information on traffic signal phases and other traffic events. The site chosen for the pilot […]
This Sino-Danish project deals with research, development and demonstration of a full-scale microgrid. The work will be carried out by two highly rated Universities, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Tsinghua University (China), in cooperation with Kamstrup, leader of smartmeters and smargrid ready components in Denmark and the company Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Cycling provides many advantages. It is healthy, sustainable and reduces the congestion of cars in the cities. This makes investments in better biking facilities beneficial. Promotion of bicycle transport consists of a range of measures, for example bike lanes, bike parking facilities, high service level, campaigns and image building. High quality for cyclistsCyclists want […]
Copenhagen assumes its share of the responsibility for climate change with the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. We want to show that it is possible to combine growth, development and increased quality of life with the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is all about finding solutions that are smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable. And by 2025 we will be able […]
Copenhagen is well known for its green aspirations and bikes. What is not as well known about the green city are the social and economic benefits of the city ’s approach to urban planning. How does a city improve quality of life, expand, and at the same time reduce car usage and CO2 emissions? Intelligent urban planning is part […]
The service seeks to implement a number of measures to increase the modal split in companies towards cycling. It is an employer-based system that focuses on motivation and good conditions for cycling employees. The company signals to its employees that it supports exercise and good health, and it also gets an opportunity to promote itself […]
The City Council of Aarhus has adopted a set of holistic, political goals concerning the climate and the environment of the city. This means that all plans and policies in the City of Aarhus must consider their potential environmental impact. The central strategy within the framework of this holistic approach is the ambitious and tangible […]