Part of The GRC’s EU Climate Innovations Study Tour, participants visited Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen aims to become carbon neutral by 2025 and has developed a number of ambitious targets and strategies in areas of energy consumption, energy production, green mobility, and municipal administration. The city released its most recent climate plan, CPH 2025 Climate Plan, in 2012 to outline clear goals and initiatives under its adaptation and mitigation plan.
At the Copenhagen City Hall, Jørgen Abildgaard, Executive Climate Project Director at City of Copenhagen provided a briefing on the city’s climate plan focusing on the overall framework, strategies, citizen participation, and progress to date. Lars Gullev, Chairman of the Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH), provided an overview on district heating in Denmark.
HOFOR is the largest public utility in Denmark and is publicly owned by Copenhagen and seven surrounding municipalities. The utility is engaged in district heating, district cooling, water supply, and wastewater management. It was founded in 1857 and operates one of the largest district heating networks in the world serving the Copenhagen metropolitan area. HOFOR assists the City of Copenhagen in efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in 2025 by contributing to the decarbonization of the supply of district heating and modernizing the city’s sewage system. Presentation below:« go to library