Southern Danish City Recognised as  

Climate Role Model by C40 Expert Committee

2013.11.15

The Danish city of Sonderborg´s Climate Roadmap2020 has been evaluated and approved to serve as a model for global C40 cities. This means that the project will be communicated to 63 of the world´s largest cities to be inspired by the initiatives.

Project Zero

C40 is a network of the world’s megacities taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The network works with participating cities to address climate risks and impacts locally and globally.

In the Danish city of Sonderborg, the entire county is involved in the vision of creating a CO2-neutral growth area before 2029, creating and demonstrating new solutions, robust measurable CO2 reductions, new green jobs and a talented generation of young people.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProjectZero, Peter Mads Clausen, is excited about the growing international recognition of the Sonderborg’s climate initiatives:

- “The C40 Climate Positive Development Program’s recognition positions the Sonderborg project as a golden standard for the world´s largest cities, and this level is only achieved with the help of many committed businesses, organizations and individuals that got involved and contributed to a robust Roadmap2020, which is our local roadmap. I am therefore also pleased that the City Council in Sonderborg recently has approved the Roadmap for climate change policies and will incorporate them into the municipal plans”, says Peter Mads Clausen.

Paving the way for climate and energy solutions

The Director of the C40 Climate Positive Development Program, Zachary Tofias, is pleased that C40 Expert Committee has approved ProjectZero´s Roadmap2020 as a Climate Positive Participant:

- "ProjectZero embodies an aggressive set of strategies and tactics to achieve a net carbon negative community that will serve as an inspiration to other cities around the world. I am pleased that C40´s expert review committee has approved ProjectZero´s Climate Positive Roadmap, and look forward to supporting the project´s developers as they put ideas into action through collaborative engagement not only with their local community and government, but also with the global participants in the Climate Positive Development Program," says Zachary Tofias.

-"Participating Danish businesses can utilise the international approval as a strong platform to demonstrate and develop the best possible climate and energy solutions for the largest cities on the planet," says Peter Rathje, CEO of ProjectZero.

ProjectZero was established in 2007 by the Municipality of Sonderborg, the SE Company, the Bitten & Mads Clausens Fund (Danfoss), the Nordea Fund and the Dong Energy Company. In 2014 Sonderborg Forsyning (Utility Company) will join the partnership.

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