Panorama view of Copenhagen | Daniel Rasmussen

Copenhagen: A Sustainable City

Copenhagen is a city built for biking and whether it is raining, snowing or sunshine, you will see Copenhageners using their bike to get around for every occasion. Copenhagen is a city where bikes outnumber the cars and Copenhagen's biking culture is just one of the many cases, that make the city green and sustainable. The city also aims to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. The aim is to take the city’s CO2 consumption from its current level of around 2.5 million tons to under 1.2 million tons in less than two decades. Read more about Copenhagen as a frontrunner in green transformation, recycling and upcycling, green mobility, renewable energy and smart city solutions.

Here are 6 examples of the initiatives that make Copenhagen a green city:

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Copenhagen City Bike | Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen

Practical information

Find information on public transportation, where to rent a bike/car, currency, Copenhagen Visitor Center and much more.

Quick facts about Copenhagen as a sustainable city

The city aims to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.

Approximately 50 % of the inhabitants of Copenhagen ride a bicycle to work or school.

A total of 96 % of the Copenhageners can reach at least one of these green areas on foot in 15 minutes.

Denmark has some of the cleanest water (and tap water) in the world.

Ocean Quay is a very modern, sustainable and green turnaround port located just 6 kilometers north of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is a frontrunner in green transformation, recycling and upcycling, green mobility, renewable energy and smart city solutions.