With the title of European Green Capital 2014 and the nickname Capital of Sustainable Meetings, Copenhagen is renowned as one of the most environmentally friendly capital cities in the world.
Copenhagen was also ranked number one on the 2014 Global Green Economy Index and regained the title this September. The index measures both the green economic performance of 50 cities and how experts assess that performance. The GGEI measure four key dimensions: leadership & climate change, efficiency sectors, markets & investment and the environment.
Top ten Green Cities – City Perception Rank 2016:
6. New York
Copenhagen wants to be the world’s first carbon neutral capital in 2025. This is an ambitious plan requiring long-term action, but it is realistic. For instance, in 2011, Copenhagen had reduced CO2 emissions by 21% compared to 2005. And today a record-breaking 71% of all hotel rooms in the city now hold official eco-certificates.
Denmark was also number one this year in the World Energy Council’s Sustainability report.