Danish Capital Recognized  

for Climate Leadership

2014.04.01

The City of Copenhagen receives special mention in international climate competition for being a leading city on climate issues.

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Copenhagen is one of the world’s leading and most ambitious cities in the field of combating climate change.

This is the conclusion after Copenhagen received a special mention in WWF’s international climate competition Earth Hour City Challenge yesterday.

Copenhagen is currently European Green Capital 2014 and was praised by the jury for its impressive climate change action plan, which is highly participatory and consists among other things of an ambitious goal of turning Copenhagen into the first carbon neutral capital by 2025. The city’s district heating system was also highlighted and the famous bicycle culture had left a strong impression with the jury. The jury was comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in the field of climate change.

The competition’s highest prize, Earth Hour Capital 2014, was awarded to Cape Town, South Africa, and three other cities received special mention like Copenhagen did.

- “The recognition of Copenhagen for showing ambition and dedication in leaving a smaller carbon footprint is well-deserved – Copenhagen showcases the qualities that are necessary if we want to realize our potential about stopping climate change that is threatening cities, people and nature around the globe,” says Gitte Seeberg, Secretary General of WWF Denmark.

A total of 163 cities from all over the world participated in the competition and 33 were selected for the final round.

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