Copenhagen visit Malaysia to talk sustainable cities with local authorities in Melaka, Selangor, Penang, Negri Sembilan and Johore as well as with the Federal government.
The City of Copenhagen represented by Ms. Christina Anderskov, International Strategist and Sustainability Coordinator and Ms. Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Programme for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions will be sharing the city’s ambitious journey on climate adaptation and mitigation with Malaysia in a series of seminars with local municipalities from the states of Melaka, Selangor and Penang as well as with the federal ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA).
A sustainable world cannot be achieved without sustainable cities. Copenhagen has for many years been striving to combine sustainable solutions with economic growth and improved quality of life. Which is what has made Copenhagen repeatedly being nominated one of the world’s most liveable cities. Like any other city, Copenhagen is growing and facing common urban challenges such as carbon emissions, traffic congestion and waste accumulation. Those challenges have been addressed through both adaption and mitigation initiatives within the overall objectives of making Copenhagen a zero waste city and the world’s first CO2 neutral capital by 2025. Investing in sustainability also has financial benefits. Cleaning the water in the harbour improved the marine environment, while also benefitting business, tourism and real estate prices. An integrated public transportation system fuelled with alternative environmentally friendly fuels, not only reduces traffic congestion, it also saves money and keeps the city efficient and competitive.
To make the seminars as relevant and operational as possible, Copenhagen Municipality is joined by a number of the companies which have been working with the municipality to deliver the specific technical solutions that are behind the remarkable green transformation of Copenhagen.
The objective of hosting the seminars is about learning, sharing and inspiring. While Denmark might be a frontrunner in green technology and energy efficiency, Copenhagen’s achievements in developing sustainable urban solutions have only been made possible by constantly seeking inspiration from other cities around the world. The seminars are intended to continue the sharing of knowledge and ideas on how to create sustainable and liveable cities – in Denmark as well as in Malaysia.