30 Jun '12, 1pm

Copenhagen beats Bristol and Frankfurt to win European Green Capital 2014: The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has...

Copenhagen beats Bristol and Frankfurt to win European Green Capital 2014: The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has...

The jury assessed three different areas. They considered cities’ overall environmental commitment, vision and enthusiasm. Cities also had to demonstrate that they had communicated these issues to their citizens and with other local groups. Lastly, the jury also considered how each city could act as a role model for other cities with similar conditions. The jury noted that Copenhagen is an excellent role model for its approach to urban planning. In 2010, 35 % of citizens were already cycling to their place of work or education, which the municipality hopes to increase to 50% in 2015, contributing towards the ambitious goal of becoming CO2 neutral by 2025. Other plans to reduce emissions include using more sources of renewable energy for the city’s existing district heating system. Environmentally-conscious planning has been demonstrated to have many health benefits. Copenha...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/copenhagen-beats-bris...

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