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Green Living

Creating a green and sustainable society is one of the key goals for Denmark. More than 20 per cent of Denmark's energy already comes from renewable energy, and the goal is to reach 100 per cent by 2050. Much of the renewable energy comes from wind turbines, where Denmark is a world leader when it comes to developing new technology.

The Danish cycling culture is another example of a green and sustainable society and Copenhagen alone has around 400 km of cycle paths, and about 40 per cent of the capital's population commute to work by bicycle.

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Bicycle culture

The Danes are well known for their love of cycling, and cities all around the world are now looking at ways to copy this phenomenon. It really is biking heaven for the cyclist in Copenhagen with over 390 kilometres of designated bike lanes.


Wind Energy

Wind is a major industry in Denmark employing around 25,000 people, and wind energy supplies more than 25 per cent of the electricity consumed in Denmark. The goal is to reach 50 per cent by 2020.

Copenhagen - The first carbon neutral capital in the world

Copenhagen - the first carbon neutral capital in the world

Mayors, town planners and politicians from all over the world have often visited Copenhagen in recent years to study its bicycle traffic, district heating system or its waste management. In various respects Copenhagen is a role model for many of the world’s big cities when it comes to sustainable town development.
The New Nordic Cuisine

The Nordic Cuisine

In 2005 the Nordic Council of Ministers initiated the New Nordic Food manifesto as a way of boosting the production and consumption of traditional food products.


Sustainable projects

To lead a green and sustainable lifestyle can be many different things. In Denmark a lot of people strive to create a better environment by developing new and greener ways of living, greener transportation, town planning, industry, etc.

Danish strategy for adaptation to a changing climate

Strategies and policies

Do you want to know more about Denmark and its efforts on Climate and Energy? Take a closer look at the following strategies and policies.

State of Green

Stateofgreen.com is the official website for energy, climate adaptation and environmental activities in Denmark.

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