Copenhagen, Denmark

Organisation: Wonderful Copenhagen
Contact: Mikkel, Sander

Year: 2017

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Category Total
Environmental Performance 90%
Social Performance 92%
Supplier Performance 83%
Convention Bureau Performance 83%

City Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population

432

Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day/ and 71 % of the city’s hotel rooms are eco-certified. What's more, the city's meetings product is so green that the chances are your meeting will be sustainable, whether that was your aim or not! Copenhagen is also the capital city in a prosperous and livable country ranked world’s least corrupt country and world’s best country for women. Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital city in 2025. Copenhagen was the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile. Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital city in 2025. Copenhagen was the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

In addition to this, Copenhagen is the capital of a country that is listed in the absolute top of several rankings such as Least corrupt country/ Most prosperous country/ Most peaceful country/ among the Happiest people/ Human Capital Index and Best Country for Women.


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Corruption Perception ranking
29
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
2
Gender Inequality Index ranking

Over the years, Copenhagen has earned the nickname Capital of Sustainable Meetings. In 2009, Copenhagen hosted the first ever eco-certified political summit, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference COP 15 attracting more than 30.000 people to the Danish capital. In 2012, Denmark played host to the most sustainable Presidency of the European Union, certified to ISO-20121 sustainable event management standards. Wonderful Copenhagen CVB played an active role in both of the above and was a founding partner in ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index. Copenhagen's sustainable portfolio is so comprehensive that it is easier to hold a sustainable event than a non-sustainable one. 71% of all Copenhagen hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification. Many of the city’s convention venues are also certified, including the two largest venues Bella Center and Tivoli Congress Center and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB works actively to inspire the city’s meetings industry to go green.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

With the title “Capital of Sustainable Meetings.” comes an obligation! In 2014, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB launched the award winning open source initiative #BeeSustain. The purpose was to share legacy and best practices around sustainable meetings management and to inspire and invite the meetings industry to do so too. We can’t save the world simply by staging sustainable events in Copenhagen – so please join the buzz!


Yes No
Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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