The plan has been made for a carbon neutral Copenhagen
23 May 2012
Copenhagen is now launching the plan which will enable it to realise its ambition of becoming the world's first CO2 neutral capital by 2025. The plan shows that the goal is realistic and economically viable, but it also needs support and investment from the citizens of Copenhagen and the private sector.
Extensive retrofitting of buildings, the reorganization of the energy supply, more wind turbines and changing transport habits are some of the many initiatives the City of Copenhagen proposes to implement in working towards carbon neutrality by 2025.
With this plan, the Danish capital will combine growth, development and a higher quality of life with a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 1.1 million tons.
- With our Climate Plan, we are investing in growth and quality of life: Copenhageners’ daily lives will grow better in a greener and healthier city. The investments will ensure jobs now - and the new solutions will provide the foundation for a strong green sector, says Lord Mayor Frank Jensen
To implement the CPH 2025 Climate Plan will require municipal investment of around DKK 2.7 bn up to 2025. In addition, there will be new private investment of DKK 20-25bn, giving employment of approximately 35,000 man-years in the period up to 2025. As well as a better environment and climate deriving from investments, there will also be economic gains. Copenhageners can look forward to saving DKK 350 on their electricity and heating bills each month when the climate plan has been implemented.
The climate plan has been developed in close cooperation with the citizens of Copenhagen, NGOs and knowledge institutions and will be processed during the summer.