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Denmark no. 4 in Environmental Performance Index 2016

Denmark moves up to number four in the world in the Environmental Performance Index 2016 by Yale University. Denmark’s strong commitment to the green transformation makes Greater Copenhagen an outstanding test bed for sustainable smart city solutions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Denmark is deeply dedicated to the green transformation. The country has a national climate goal of covering 50 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption by wind power by 2020 and to become completely free of fossil fuels by 2050.

In the recent Environmental Performance Index 2016 by Yale University, Denmark takes the fourth position among 180 countries globally.

Greater Copenhagen is a smart city test bed

In aiming to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025, Copenhagen is a frontrunner in renewable energy, upcycling and recycling, green mobility and smart city solutions.

“Greater Copenhagen is an outstanding test bed for developing new sustainable smart city technologies. By 2025, Copenhagen is expected to invest between 27 and 34 billion euros in energy, sustainable mobility and the latest smart city, smart grid and intelligent lighting solutions. International companies have a standing invitation to test and develop their solutions in Greater Copenhagen, and Copenhagen Capacity is ready to advise and assist all the way”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

In 2015, Danish wind turbines beat the all-time world record, supplying wind power equivalent to 42.1 percent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption. This is the largest share ever in Denmark and in any other country in the world.

About the Environmental Performance Index

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries’ performance on high-priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives, the EPI scores national performance in nine issue areas comprised of more than 20 indicators, drawing out trends and highlighting data gaps in priority areas including air quality, water management, and climate change.

Now in its 10th iteration, the EPI is produced every two years by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and with support from the Samuel Family Foundation and the McCall MacBain Foundation.

This press release is published by Copenhagen Capacity.