In 2014 Copenhagen was nominated
European Green City
and by 2025 it will probably become the first carbon-neutral capital.
Cycling in the city
has reduced traffic jams
and improved citizens'health:
the city has got over 43km of green cycle routes.
One in two Copenhageners
rides their bike to their job or school.
The transport network is integrated, highly efficient and sustainable:
this has helped reduce the use
of private cars, saving time and
money and reducing CO2 emissions.
One ticket is valid on bus, train and metro.
ICT is used to issue tickets,
provide information to passengers
and control traffic.
The percentage of waste recycling is 90%.
According to its
Waste and Resource Plan 2018
residual waste that cannot re-used or recycled
will be incinerated
and the recovered energy will be used
for district heating and for producing energy.
22% of the country's electricity is produced by wind turbines: it will rise to 50% by 2020.
The Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab (DOLL) is an experiment aimed at creating energy-efficient and smart indoor and outdoor lighting solutions through LEDs.
The new clean harbour is due to
huge investments in the sewage system.
The water is now crystal clear
and the area is an example
of a clean urban oasis and recreational area.
There are over 40 green roofs in the city: they absorb large quantities of rainwater, create habitats for plants and animals and can curb the rise in temperature
Its climate adaptation plan will allow the city to be ready for future climate changes, such as violent rainfalls and heat waves.