City of Copenhagen

Denmark Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs: Ninna Hedeager Olsen
Summary
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    Population 559440
  • km 2
    Area 88.0
  • USD
    GDP 54 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

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Actions
COPENHAGEN CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLAN -Copenhagen Carbon Neutral by 2025- (2011)
The First of XX Cycle Superhighways Established - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Part of a cooperative effort involving more than 20 other
municipalities, Copenhagen is developing Cycle Superhighways,
a system of 28 extra-wide, dedicated-lane bike routes
that connect the suburbs to the city. Cycle Superhighways
offer easy access, in addition to a safe, fast and comfortable
way of commuting by bike. Albertslund, the first route,
stretches 13.4 km and passes through five different municipalities.
When finished, the system will extend along more
than 300 kilometers of bicycle paths.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Wind Turbines - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Timeframe: September 2012 Investment: US$ 37.5 million
In September 2012, the Copenhagen City Council issued
guarantees on low interest loans to city-owned utility
company KE. KE will invest in and erect 8 wind turbines
before 2014, resulting in a 21,000 metric ton yearly carbon emissions reduction. All in all, the City of Copenhagen
will erect some 100 wind turbines within and surrounding
the city, both on and off shore

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CPH2025 Climate Plan - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

In August 2012 the CPH 2025 Climate Plan was adopted with the goal that Copenhagen would achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The plan contains four main areas of action; energy consumption, energy production, mobility and City Administration initiatives. Becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city is not only a gain for the environment. The initiatives will have positive effects on Copenhageners’ lives in general as well as on everyday basis.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
  • Water and Wastewater (energy only)
  • Government Transport
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Transport
  • Waste
The Bike City - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

37% of Copenhageners ride their bicycle to work. In recent years, cycling in Copenhagen has grown, predominantly in the city center. Cycling in Copenhagen is competitive among cars and buses with regards to speeds on distances of up to 5 kilometres. Despite a dramatic growth in the use of bicycles during the last 10 years, the number of accidents has substantially decreased. Copenhagen provides a safe, secure and efficient cycling environment for its citizens. A cycling infrastructure (predominantly based on cycle tracks along all major roads) is nearly in place, with a total cycle track length of approximately 350 kilometers. Tracks are traditionally 2.2 meters wide, however, the new standard is 2.5 meters. Policies, strategies and plans are frequently updated.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
District Heating - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 1990
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

The Copenhagen district heating system is one of the world\'s largest, oldest and most successful, supplying 97% of the City with clean, reliable and affordable heating. Set up by five Mayors in 1984, the system simply captures waste heat from electricity production - normally released into the sea – and channels it back through pipes into peoples\' homes. The system cuts household bills by 1,400 EUR annually, and has saved Copenhagen district the equivalent of 203,000 tons of oilevery year - that\'s 665,000 tons CO2. About 30% of the annual district heating demand is covered with surplus heat from waste incineration, and the remaining production of district heating is based on geothermal energy and fuels as wood pellets, straw, straw pellets, natural gas, oil and coal.

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Hydrogen cars - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

In 2009 The City of Copenhagen inaugurated its first hydrogen fueling station. Since then the municipality has bought 23 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and two fuel cell work vehicles, which will refuel at the hydrogen station. The plan is to convert the municipality’s entire fleet of vehicles to hydrogen- powered and electrical cars.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
Municipal EVs and Hydrogen Cars - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: Completed

Investment: No extra funding. The city is reducing the size of
the car fleet to finance the project.
Since January 2011, all city-bought passenger cars have
been either electric or hydrogen vehicles. Forty-three new
electric and 8 hydrogen cars have been put into service as
of August 2012. By 2015, 85% of the City’s 411 passenger
cars will run on electricity or hydrogen. The total reduction
in CO2 emission will be approximately 1,000 metric tons
annually, which is equal to 0.09% of the 2025 goal. EVs
and hydrogen cars will replace gasoline and diesel powered
units as needed.

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  • Transport
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Renewable energy replaces coal - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Renewable energy replaces coal at Amager power station Unit 1, which converts 100% to biomass (wood chips)

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Restoration of Harrestrup stream - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The project will be the biggest nature restoration in a lage city in modern Danish history. It will increase the lifequality for the people living in the city and it will benefit the biodiversity arund the stream.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
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Sankt Kjelds City District - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The St. Kjeld’s City district is Copenhagen’s first climate district,
a pilot project for climate adaptation in densely populated
urban areas. Here climate adaptation solutions will be
incorporated into overall urban development, in close partnership
with citizens and businesses. The Sankt Kjelds District
is a major climate-change adaptation project which will
ensure im¬plementation of Copenhagen’s Climate Adaptation
Plan. Goal: 30 % of precipitation to be used creatively
by means of green and blue surface solutions

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Severe Storm Anti-Flooding Initiatives (The Vilhelmdal Drainage System) - City of Copenhagen
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

During the past year Copenhagen realized six anti-flooding
works initiatives to protect the city during severe weather
events including the Vilhelmdal Drainage System. The initiatives
fit into the overall Severe Storm plan but are not a part
of it because they were initiated before the general plan
was completed. The initiatives are waterworks that convey
huge quantities of water to non-vulnerable areas, principally
Copenhagen harbor. Storm modeling indicates where the
rainwater will flow and identifies critical zones. The projects
represent a proactive measure on behalf of an urgent adaptation
issue.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The City of Copenhagen has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from City of Copenhagen
GHG inventory in 2010
Government operations inventory

The City of Copenhagen has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2011. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2011, the Transport is identified as key emission source.

GHG emission from City of Copenhagen
GHG inventory in 2011

Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs Ninna Hedeager Olsen
City of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Initiative

MXCP Signatories
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Urban-LEDS
Durban Adaptation Charter
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
full compliance
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