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Published on August 10th, 2012 | by Anneli Hidalgo

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Copenhagen receives Green Capital Award for 2014

The Danish capital receives the EU Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2014. Getting more people to cycle and setting up the ambition of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2025 are some of the reasons.

”Copenhagen leads the field in many areas, but we are constantly working on giving Copenhageners an even greener and more liveable city. So, we want to show the rest of Europe how to make green urban solutions that work and create new possibilities for the citizens. At the same time, we want to learn new things from other cities all over Europe so we can make Copenhagen an even better place to live,” says Ayfer Baykal, Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Mayor in a press release to the Municipality of Copenhagen.

In order to become the European Green Capital 2014, Copenhagen and 17 other candidates were judged by a panel of experts, taking into consideration environment, climate and green growth. Past winners of the title include Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Stockholm.

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