Greener city

The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has developed a Climate Adaptation Plan to address issues of climate change.

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Update: The city of Copenhagen's Climate Adaptation Plan has been awarded an INDEX: Award 2013 in the Community category. 

Copenhagen is addressing issues of climate change by implementing smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable solutions, making it the world’s first carbon dioxide neutral capital.

Whether or not carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gases are to blame, an irreversible fact is that the planet’s climate is currently in a state of change, throwing tsunamis, earthquakes and massive rain at its inhabitants.

The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has put together a Climate Adaptation Plan to assess which challenges are the greatest and where, as a city, they can derive the greatest benefit by taking action immediately as well as in the coming years.

Its aim is to establish a safe and attractive city to live and invest in as well as create recreational opportunities, new jobs and a greener capital.

The Climate Adaptation Plan’s main focus is on using biofuel for the production of electricity and heat, as well as several wind turbines, solar panels and electric cars, ultimately revealing the way towards a carbon dioxide neutral city.

The Climate Adaptation Plan is a finalist in the Community category of the INDEX: Award 2013