Copenhagen Aims for Climate Neutrality By 2025

Copenhagen Aims for Climate Neutrality By 2025

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Copenhagen plans to invest in wind farms, electric cars, bike paths and energy-efficient buildings in an effort to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. The Danish capital, its inhabitants and its businesses will spend as much as $4.7 billion in the next 13 years to reach this goal, city officials explained as they rolled out their climate plan.

Extensive retrofitting of buildings, more wind turbines and changing transport habits will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of around 1.2 million tons per year while creating economic growth and improving quality of life, city planners said. “The goal is realistic and economically viable, but it also needs support and investment from the citizens of Copenhagen and the private sector,” said Rikke Houkjær, a spokeswoman for the city.

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