What Has Being Europe's Green Capital Done for Copenhagen? And What Will Bristol Expect?

What Has Being Europe's Green Capital Done for Copenhagen? And What Will Bristol Expect?

The crown for the Green Capital City of Europe passes this week from Copenhagen to Bristol. So what has being a green beacon done for the Danish capital city, and what might Bristol expect in the year ahead? A city is not chosen for the privilege of being Europe's Green Capital out of the blue, but because of characteristics it already holds and aspirations and plans it has for the future. In Copenhagen's case the city had, whether deliberately or not, been pursuing green policies for many many years already . Copenhagen is well known as a capital of biking culture , where over 70% of journeys are made by bicycle, and where more people bike to work in greater Copenhagen than in the whole of the United States. It is also famous for its policy of energy efficiency and plan to become 100% reliable renewable energy alone or at least carbon neutral by 2025. The development of N...

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