Copenhagen, Denmark

Organisation: Wonderful Copenhagen

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Performance Overview (2018)

Total

79 %

Performance Highlights

Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day/ and almost 70% 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, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. 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. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile. Copenhagen are also known for its clean water in the harbors inviting the locals to swim in the canals every summer, CNN rated Copenhagen as the world’s best city for swimming in May 2018.

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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. Almost 70% of all Copenhagen's 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.

100%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

89%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

75%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

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 in the world accordingly to the transparency corruption perception index 2017. Furthermore, Denmark also have managed to rank top 3 according to the The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 2 in the Gender Inequality Index 2017 and are the number 1 most gay-friendly place on the planet according to Lonely Planet. Beside those fine listings Denmark are on a top 10 of the most prosperous countries according to the legatum prosperity index 2017 and Most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index 2018 (GPI). In Denmark we have high level of welfare and healthcare. For instance Danes don't pay for hospital or education, and even at university level, there is no tuition fee. In fact every danish student receives around 900$ per month from the state.

CORRUPTION PERCEPTION RANKING

#1

WORLD BANK INEQUALITY INDEX SCORE

#29

GENDER INEQUALITY INDEX RANKING

#2

Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day/ and almost 70% 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, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. 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. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile. Copenhagen are also known for its clean water in the harbors inviting the locals to swim in the canals every summer, CNN rated Copenhagen as the world’s best city for swimming in May 2018.

72%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

2%


OF WASTE SENT
TO LANDFILL

432 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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