Sustainable Cities Copenhagen-award

Published on September 9th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo


Green awards to Copenhagen

The Danish capital has been named the winner in the Carbon Measurement and Planning category in a new Leadership Prize Award as a result of the city’s carbon reduction master plan.

According to the CPH 2025 Climate Plan the aim is for Copenhagen to become the first carbon neutral capital city by 2025. The goal is to reduce the city’s CO2 consumption from its current level of around 2.5 million tonnes to under 1.2 million tonnes in less than two decades by adopting a wide range of initiatives. Expanding wind farms and constructing biomass plants are some of the measures that are being taken.


Conor Riffle, Head of Carbon Disclosure’s cities program presents Lise Thorsen, Member of the City Council City Copenhagen (from right to left) with the City Climate Leadership Award in the category “Carbon Measurement & Planning”. Siemens press picture.

The City Climate Leadership Awards is initiated by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens. The competition is thought to provide recognition for cities that are demonstrating leadership through the implementation of scalable solutions that lower emissions and address issues cities are facing as a result of global climate change.

Winner in Index Award

Recently, the city also received another green award; the INDEX: Award 2013 – the world’s largest design award.  The INDEX: Award jury’s motivations for awarding the design is that “in a year where climate adaptation plans are mandatory in all municipalities throughout Denmark – and a central focus of city administrations around the world – Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan really stands out with its main focus on considering flooding and climate adaptation as an asset rather than a issue, benefiting businesses and citizens alike.”


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