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=== Environment quality ===
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Years of substantial investment in sewage treatment have improved water quality in the harbour to an extent that the inner harbour can be used for swimming with facilities at a number of locations. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref>
  
 
=== Open spaces ===
 
=== Open spaces ===
  
 
Copenhagen is a green city well endowed with open spaces. It has an extensive and well-distributed system of parks that act as venues for a wide array of events and urban life. As a supplement to the regular parks, there are a number of congenial public gardens and some cemeteries doubling as parks. It is official municipal policy in Copenhagen that all citizens by 2015 must be able to reach a park or beach on foot in less than 15 minutes. <ref>[[wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen]]</ref>
 
Copenhagen is a green city well endowed with open spaces. It has an extensive and well-distributed system of parks that act as venues for a wide array of events and urban life. As a supplement to the regular parks, there are a number of congenial public gardens and some cemeteries doubling as parks. It is official municipal policy in Copenhagen that all citizens by 2015 must be able to reach a park or beach on foot in less than 15 minutes. <ref>[[wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen]]</ref>
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=== Sustainable energy ===
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In 2001 a large offshore wind farm was built just off the coast of Copenhagen at Middelgrunden. It produces about 4% of the city's energy. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref>
  
 
== News and comment ==
 
== News and comment ==

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Copenhagen is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.[1]

Initiatives by topic

Climate action

The municipal policy is to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% before the end of 2015. [2]

Coasts

Copenhagen and the surrounding areas have three beaches with a total of approx. 8 kilometres (5 miles) of sandy shores within 30 minutes cycling from the city centre. These include Amager Strandpark, which opened in 2005 with a 2 km (1 mi) long artificial island and a total of 4.6 km (2.9 mi) of beaches, located just 15 minutes by bicycle or a few minutes by metro from the city centre.

The beaches are supplemented by a system of Harbour Baths along the Copenhagen waterfront. The first and most popular of these is located at Islands Brygge and has won international acclaim for its design. [3]

Cycling

wikipedia:Cycling in Copenhagen

Environment quality

Years of substantial investment in sewage treatment have improved water quality in the harbour to an extent that the inner harbour can be used for swimming with facilities at a number of locations. [4]

Open spaces

Copenhagen is a green city well endowed with open spaces. It has an extensive and well-distributed system of parks that act as venues for a wide array of events and urban life. As a supplement to the regular parks, there are a number of congenial public gardens and some cemeteries doubling as parks. It is official municipal policy in Copenhagen that all citizens by 2015 must be able to reach a park or beach on foot in less than 15 minutes. [5]

Sustainable energy

In 2001 a large offshore wind farm was built just off the coast of Copenhagen at Middelgrunden. It produces about 4% of the city's energy. [6]

News and comment

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Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Copenhagen

External links

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References

  1. wikipedia:Copenhagen
  2. wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning
  3. wikipedia:Copenhagen#Beaches
  4. wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning
  5. wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen
  6. wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning
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