Copenhagen is Europe’s Green Capital

Copenhagen has assumed its duties as the 2014 European Green Capital.

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The European Commission awarded Copenhagen with the title for several reasons, recognizing Copenhagen as a good model in terms of urban planning and design and for being a transport pioneer, with its focus on cycling rather than car transportation. Copenhagen is also attempting to be CO2 neutral by 2025.

The Commission said: “Copenhagen has placed public-private partnerships at the core of its approach to eco-innovation and sustainable employment. The city works with companies, universities and organisations in dedicated forums to develop and implement green growth. Its North Harbour project, for example, will include a “Green laboratory” that will focus on eco-technologies, a model that can be transferred to other towns and cities.

“This example of green economic development tackling environmental, economic and social concerns has high potential for replication in the region around the city and beyond. Communication actions to engage citizens are very effective, as Copenhageners feel they are part of the solution.”

DIS offers an array of courses related to sustainability and the environment, as well as the Sustainability in Europe and Environmental Science of the Arctic programs.

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