About: Copenhagen

Air Quality 14-10-2019

International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-10-2019

Fourteen mayors sign declaration to promote sustainable food policies in their cities

Fourteen cities announced on Thursday (10 October) that they would pay particular attention to the sustainable and healthy food supply in their cities in the future. This way, they aim to save 60% of the carbon emissions in the food sector. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 10-10-2019

Cities will be key in the fight against climate change, UN chief says

Mayors from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They have gathered to fight the so-called 'climate urgency' and are calling for a "Green New Deal" to be implemented worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 04-10-2019

European cities share heating decarbonisation tips

Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc.
Climate change 22-03-2016

European mayors urge clampdown on diesel emissions

The mayors of 20 European cities including Madrid, Paris and Copenhagen, but excluding London, have called for more stringent regulations to be put in place across the continent to tackle the deadly levels of air pollution caused by diesel vehicles. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
Transport 16-03-2016

Air pollution and physical inactivity: Active transport for healthier cities

National governments should also provide institutional and legislative frameworks that spur regional and local authorities to better integrate transport within wider health and environment policies, writes Alain Flausch.
Biking in Copenhagen
Health 14-04-2014

‘Copenhagen’ cycling can create jobs, save lives

According to a new study, over 76,600 people could become employed by green transportation businesses, and 10,000 lives would be saved, if major EU cities adopted Copenhagen's bicycle sharing system.

Copenhagen Airport applies noise lessons to cut air pollution

SPECIAL REPORT / When trade unionists began raising concerns about the health impact of pollution on airfield ground and service crews, including possible links to cancer, the Copenhagen Airport moved to restrict aircraft engine use and shift towards greener service vehicles.
Climate change 22-04-2011

Ex-climate chief calls for private sector seat at UN talks

Yvo de Boer, the former UN climate chief, has called for the private sector to participate in international negotiations about the financing of the yearly $100 billion Green Climate Fund. He spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Climate change 22-04-2011

Yvo de Boer: Bring private sector into UN climate talks

Yvo de Boer, the former UN climate chief, has called for the private sector to be enabled to participate in international negotiations and contribute around $100 billion per year to a Green Climate Fund, through a new consultative mechanism.
Climate change 14-01-2011

EU eyes climate ‘paradigm shift’ on tax, growth and China

EU climate leaders have been setting out their environmental agendas for tax, resource efficiency and competition from China in the year ahead, one month after the Cancún climate change summit.
Climate change 10-12-2010

Cancún summit delegates battle clock for climate deal

Delegates from 193 nations are struggling to strike a deal on steps to fight global warming before the UN Cancún climate conference's scheduled deadline of Friday 10 December. If they fail, it will herald a damaging setback for the multilateral process after the Copenhagen summit ended in disarray last year.
Climate change 01-11-2010

‘Historic deal’ to save nature reached in Nagoya

Environment ministers from almost 200 countries on Friday (29 October) adopted historic targets to halve loss of natural habitats and dramatically increase nature reserves to 17% of the world's land area by 2020 from less than 10% today.
Climate change 25-01-2010

Emerging economies up climate pressure on rich nations

Four nations led by China pledged on Sunday to meet an end-month deadline to submit action plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and challenged rich countries to come up with funding to help fight global warming.
Development Policy 21-01-2010

EU sticks to climate pledges amid ‘soft’ UN deadline concerns

While the EU has decided to stick to its pledge of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, other countries are struggling to come up with targets and policy actions by the end-January deadline set by the UN to fulfil the Copenhagen Accord, as the chances of securing a legally-binding agreement by the end of the year recede further.
Climate change 15-01-2010

Commission wants quick follow-up on Copenhagen

During an informal meeting of European energy and environment ministers in Seville, the European Commission will tomorrow (16 January) call for swift implementation by the EU of the Copenhagen Accord on climate change, urging other countries to follow suit and reach a legally-binding agreement in 2010, EURACTIV has learned.
Development Policy 19-12-2009

EU looks beyond ‘weak’ Copenhagen climate deal

After two weeks of extenuating talks, world leaders delivered an agreement in Copenhagen that left Europeans disappointed as it failed to commit rich and poor countries to any greenhouse gas emission reductions. EURACTIV reports from the Danish capital.
Development Policy 18-12-2009

EU ‘disappointed’ by Chinese, US climate pledges

Only "a miracle" will allow world leaders to patch together a climate deal in the final hours of the Copenhagen conference, said Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after a long-awaited speech by US President Barack Obama had disappointed negotiators. EURACTIV reports from Copenhagen.
Development Policy 11-12-2009

EU should cut emissions by at least 30% to retain leadership, MEPs say

The EU should cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% if a global target of limiting warming to 2°C is to be achieved, Green activists and politicians urged ahead of this week's two-day European Council in Brussels (10-11 December).
Development Policy 09-12-2009

EU leaders set to downgrade climate expectations

EU leaders have definitely given up on the idea that the Copenhagen conference will immediately deliver legally-binding measures to fight climate change and are instead asking for a six-month roadmap to reach a definitive deal after the UN summit, according to draft European Council conclusions seen by EURACTIV.
Development Policy 09-12-2009

Leaked climate agreement widens rich-poor divide

A row in Copenhagen widened divisions between developed and developing countries yesterday (8 December) over a leaked document spelling out details of a political agreement which is reportedly seen as setting unequal limits per capita carbon emissions between rich and poor countries. But negotiators called for order and a focus on the essentials.
Climate change 04-12-2009

US mulls climate finance bill ahead of Copenhagen

While the US Senate seems to be far from reaching a compromise on a climate change bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Senator John Kerry has unveiled a proposal to help developing nations to combat global warming and adapt to climate change.
Development Policy 02-12-2009

Hedegaard: ‘Time is up’ for climate choices

"We have no alternative. We must handle climate change and we must do it right now. Copenhagen is the deadline. Time is up," writes former Danish Climate and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard, the EU's commissioner-designate for climate action, in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Climate change 26-11-2009

Parliament calls for €30 billion in yearly climate aid

After EU officials had hailed the prospect of the United States setting targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the European Parliament yesterday (25 November) called for an ambitious, legally-binding agreement to be struck in Copenhagen and urged EU leaders to bring €30 billion in climate aid to the negotiating table.

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