Freitag, 6. Juni 2014

Copenhagen is European Green Capital 2014

Copenhagen with an area of 74.4 km2, is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city - with a city population of 541,989 (2011). Beside this relevance the city has an important status this year as the European Green Capital. You may ask yourself: How did the City reach this honour? We will explain this to you in the following:

Copenhagen with its approach to eco-innovation and sustainable employment and their focus on developing and implementing green growth is a good model in terms of future urban planning and design and has a high potential for replication in the region around the city and beyond. The city is therefore working together with companies, universities and organizations which are focusing on green economic development. It is also something of a transport pioneer, aiming to become the world’s most practicable city for cyclists. Its goal is to have 50 % of people cycling to their place of work or education by 2015 (35 % cycled to their workplace or school in 2010), helping the city reach an ambitious goal of being CO2 neutral by 2025.

Over the year several activities tackling different green topics are taking place in Copenhagen. For more information see: or visit to learn more about Copenhagen, view pictures form the awarding ceremony or read Copenhagens Application for becoming Green Capital 2014.

As you may have noticed already: Copenhagen can function as a role model for what we should focus on in the context of future city planning. So don´t  miss visiting the City, attend some of the events and activities and go green! 

Besides, our second PLEEC Energy Efficiency Forum will take place in Copenhagen this year.
Save the date on 29 october and visit the PLEEC Energy Efficiency Forum at the fair “Building green”. We will keep you updated with relevant news about the event on the project website and here on the blog.