Master Class: Copenhagen’s road to CO2-neutrality

7. or 11. september 2019 – in connection to the C40-week.

Greenovation offers this unique MasterClass in connection to the C40 in Copenhagen in September. The Master Class will tell the Copenhagen story about being the first CO2 neutral Capital, use of Clean Clusters, and you will learn about the newest advangements in energiproduction including tenders which combine hydrogen and windenergy.

Sign and download the program here

Carbon neutral future think tank

Greenovation has in cooperation with other partners establish a Carbon Neutral  Future Think Tank in Copenhagen and Singapore in aim to discover the best and most efficient sustainable solutions, when it comes to green buildings, waste, water, energy, and transport.

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Masterclass for miljø- og klimamedarbejdere i kommuner: Sådan får du politisk opbakning til dit miljøprojekt

New masterclass in Danish

Hvis du vil have succes med dine Smart City, klima- og miljøprojekter er det afgørende, at projektet får robust politisk forankring. Det er ikke tilstrækkeligt, at projektet er professionelt og visionært, hvis der ikke er politisk opbakning til projektet. Det kræver ofte, at forvaltningen tager initiativet. Men hvad er den bedste formel for at få politisk opbakning?

Greenovation udbyder nu i samarbejde med Alexandra Institutet en masterclass som giver helt konkrete redskaber til forankring af dit projekt:

  • Den 18. juni 2019 i Bloxhub København: LINK
  • Den 20. juni 2019 på Aarhus Universitet: LINK

Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard working at the IT-University to develop education in ”Sustainable management”

Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard is engaged at the IT-University in Copenhagen to develop a new course in Sustainable Management.

”In Copenhagen, the green and sustainable agenda are of highest priority. It is an honor for me to develop new educations in ”Sustainable management”, so a lot of young people in the future will be qualified to lead the society in a more responsible and sustainable direction”.

Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard.

His entrepreneurial efforts in the field of sustainability both national and internationally is the background for the engagement.

Nyt kursus i borgerinddragelse i miljøpolitikken (København + Aarhus)

Hvis du kender en kommunal miljøpolitiker, der ønsker at få succes med sin miljøpolitik, så er her muligheden. På et nyt 2-dages kursus i hhv. København og Aarhus kan politikere tilegne sig den nyeste viden og metoder om borgerinddragelse og samskabelse i miljøpolitik til at sikre et bæredygtigt lokalsamfund. Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard deltager med faglige oplæg på kurset.

  • Link til CBS Executive kurset i København: LINK
  • Link til CBS Executive kurset i Aarhus: LINK

Danish touch in renovation of Beijing hutong

Photo provided by China Daily

In 2012, Copenhagen and Beijing signed an agreement to help each other in sustainable development. During this time, many cooperation initiatives have been developed between the two cities. On September 24th, Copenhagen hosted the Sino-Danish Roundtable on Livable Cities, where representatives from both cities exchanged ideas and worked on joint projects.

Li Zhaohong, executive deputy director of the Dongcheng Administrative Committee, presented the Qinglong Hutong Community renovation plan at the meeting. The project will take place a the aforementioned area, in Beijing, and it’s being developed by the Danish company Archiland. In words of his CEO Mads Jensen Moller, the project will be gray, green and blue, which are the colours representing mobility, soft connectivity and water.

You can read more about this new here.


C40 cities to be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2030

Picture by Pedro Gandra

Many cities around the world are taking stridces to bring a solution to the air pollution derived from transport and traffic. The mayors of Copenhagen, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have recently signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which aims to ensure that a major area of their cities are zero emission by the year 2030.

A third of greenhouse gas emissions from C40 cities are derived from transport, and traffic is the most significant source of air pollution. This issue impacts both the economy and the public health of the cities, costing  1% of GDP and 4.5 million premature deaths, according to recent studies.

Read the complete article here, and discover more about the C40 network here.

Source: Sustainable Brands

How will Copenhagen become the first carbon neutral capital in 2025?

You have heard a lot about Copenhagen’s ambitious plan to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world by the year 2025. You have read about the cycling culture of Danish, and seen iconic buildings like Copenhagen International School or Amager Bakke Center.

But how does Copenhagen attempt to achieve such a thing? The CPH 2025 strategy is based on four main pillars:

  • Energy consumption
  • Energy production
  • Green mobility
  • City Administration Initiatives

Furthermore, the plan involves a large number of players in Copenhagen, including citizens, businesses and investors, knowledge institutions, and the national government.

Discover more about the CPH 2025 Climate Plan and learn how achievements are being done in Copenhagen.


Copenhagen Bicycle Superhighways Network

Are you familiarised with Copenhagen’s Bicycle Superhighways?

Since the first route of this network was opened in 2012, bicycle superhighways are used every day by thousands of citizens to commute to office, school or university.

To date, 45 cycle superhighways have been planned in the Capital Region in a net of approximately 746 kilometers. By 2021 a total of 15 routes will be built.

Today commuters have access to eight cycle superhighways. The first route, Albertslundruten C99, opened in 2012 and the second route, Farumruten C95, followed in 2013. In 2016 one route, Ishøjruten opened followed by five routes in 2017.

On the existing routes, there has been an increase in the number of commuters. On the Farumroute where the average commute is 14,7 km, there has been an increase in the number of cyclists by 61 % since the route became a cycle superhighway in 2013 – and an increase of 34 % on the Albertslund-route.

The State subsidies 50% of the project in order to make it affordable for municipalities surrounding Copenhagen. Besides, the municipalities have reached an agreement where each of them is responsible for running and maintaining its own part of the route.

Below you can see some pictures of the Supercykelstier projected on major cities from different countries, like Barcelona, London, Paris, and Toronto.

Learn more about Copenhagen’s Bicycle Superhighways with Greenovation study tours on sustainable solutions. Our CEO Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard was involved in the development of this project as a Mayor of Copenhagen.


Copenhagen International School, a huge solar façade

Copenhagen is considered a global leader when it comes to green energy. Public officers in the U.S. are looking abroad to find inspiration and make their cities more liveable.  The Mayors of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, have recently signed an agreement with Copenhagen. The goal is to share ideas to create more sustainable cities.

One of the most iconic buildings recently built in the city is the Copenhagen International School, located in the Nordhavn district. The building features the largest solar façade in the world, with 6,048 square meters. The 12,000 solar glass panels can generate 300 megawatt hours of electricity per year, which represents half of the school’s annual energy needs.

Discover more about this building and Copenhagen’s green strategy in:

In Greenovation we are committed to share all the knowledge on sustainable solutions from Copenhagen with public authorities around the world. It is our will to become the link between Denmark and other countries looking to improve the life on their citizens in a environmentally friendly approach.