With its many sustainable and climate-friendly initiatives, it is not difficult to see why Copenhagen was awarded the European Green Capital of 2014. Copenhagen has over the years established itself as a frontrunner in areas of mobility, water and energy, leading to the city continuously being voted as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Thus, Copenhagen is something of a transport pioneer, aiming to become the world’s most practicable city for cyclists. Its goal is to have 50% of people cycling to their place of work or education by 2015, no doubt also helping in an effort to reach the ambitious goal of being CO2 neutral by 2025. To encourage cycling and walking, the City has created more green spaces; many of these green spaces do or will play a role in Copenhagen’s climate adaption programs and, as such, are integrated elements in Copenhagen´s comprehensive climate adaptation planning and cloudburst planning. Moreover, Copenhagen is a frontrunner in terms of sustainable energy and clean water.
Washington D.C is one of the foremost sustainable cities in the US, with the District Department of Energy & Environment (DDOE) working tirelessly to promote green energy solutions and incentives for property owners and businesses alike- such as green rooftops and programs for reduction of storm water pollution.
This executive briefing will present the challenges, technology and strategies needed to create greener, sustainable and more liveable cities. Our two speakers (Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs of Copenhagen, and Tommy Wells, director of DDOE) are two leading policy experts. Representatives from Ramboll Environ will contribute with prior and possible solutions to the issues outlined by the speakers to generally promote ideas and experiences.
When: September 28th, 9AM – 11AM
Where: Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven St NW 20008, Washington D.C
If you would like to attend the seminar, please RSVP to Anika Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23rd. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis. There is also limited parking within the Embassy compound and on Whitehaven St.
On behalf of Ramboll Environ and ADBC, we look forward to welcoming you.