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 Reduce 100% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by City of Copenhagen

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The City of Copenhagen has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 100% by 2025 compared to 2005 emission level.

 

    Actions
    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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    Sectors:
    local action
    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
    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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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    local action
    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
    local action
    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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    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
    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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    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
    local action
    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

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

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
    full compliance
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