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CARBON NEUTRAL COPENHAGEN AWARDED GREEN CAPITAL 2014
posted on: 4/7/2012 08:27:31
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EUROPE - Copenhagen has been awarded the EU Commissions European Green Capital Award for 2014.

The Danish capital received the award for, among other things, the city's ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

Copenhagen recently published a green account that revealed a reduction in its carbon emissions, and according to this the Danish capital is now ahead of 17 other European cities after receiving the award of European Green Capital 2014.

"This award is an international recognition of our efforts to create a greener, and healthier Copenhagen," says Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen.

To become European Green Capital 2014, Copenhagen and the other 17 candidates were judged by a panel of experts in 12 specific areas within the sectors of environment, climate and green growth. In nine of the 12 areas, Copenhagen was judged to have achieved the best or second best results.

"Copenhagen leads the field in many areas, but we are constantly working on giving citizens of Copenhagen an even greener and more liveable city. So while we can show other cities how to make green urban solutions that work, we also want to learn new things from cities all over Europe," says Copenhagen's Technical and Environmental Mayor, Ayfer Baykal.

In related news, the Danish Sustainable Events Initiative and the Green Meeting Industry Council's Sustainable Events Conference will take place in Copenhagen's Bella Center, with a full programme to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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