Copenhagen recognised for ambitious efforts to curb climate change

Copenhagen was recognised for its climate ambitions and highlighted as a front runner in climate adaptation in WWF’s international competition, the Earth Hour City Challenge, in Vancouver last weekend.

The jury commended Copenhagen for its Climate Adaptation Plan, which emphasises a high level of social sustainability through public involvement as well as for the ambitious goal of Copenhagen becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. 

That Copenhagen once again has been internationally recognised for its efforts in CO2 reductions is first and foremost recognition for the many Copenhageners who are thinking green in their everyday lives. Half of Copenhageners ride their bikes to work, college and school and it was the citizens of Copenhagen who pushed for a harbour with clean water and good recreational spaces.

“Copenhagen has deservedly been rewarded for displaying the ambition and determination needed to curb the global climate challenges that threaten cities, people and nature across the globe,” says Gitte Seeberg, CEO of WWF Denmark.

Read more about WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge here.