Going Green is the Road to Growth Shows New Report on Copenhagen

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the City of Copenhagen recently released a report showcasing Copenhagen as one of the world’s leading green urban economies and a guidepost for other cities looking for green growth. Copenhagen: Green Economy Leader Report outlines the strategic choices facing Copenhagen as it builds on its pioneering work, and features a wealth of new research findings.

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen said:

“The report proves that green transition and growth go hand in hand in the City of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is once again named as a world leader of green growth, but at the same time the report also emphasses that Copenhagen must continue to make wise and courageous decisions if we are to maintain this position.”

With drivers including the city’s compact urban form, strong innovation, and a highly skilled workforce, Copenhagen’s economy grew by 25% over the last 20 years, carbon emissions dropped by 40%. Notably, the city has also won a C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Award for Measurement and Planning in 2013, and has hosted workshops for the C40 Green Growth Network. In 2014, the city was named the European Green Capital.

Copenhagen continues to lead the way in green growth, with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

 

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