- The City of Copenhagen has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 100% by 2025 compared to 2005 emission level.
Renewable energy replaces coal at Amager power station Unit 1, which converts 100% to biomass (wood chips)Read More Read Less
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.Read More Read Less
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.
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.
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
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.Read More Read Less
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
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.Read More Read Less
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.
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.
Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs Ninna Hedeager OlsenCity of Copenhagen, Denmark