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Copenhagen - Beyond Green: The socioeconomic benefits of being a green city

November 1, 2011

The city of Copenhagen is well known for being a green city. What is not as well known about being a green city are the social and economic benefits. The study documents that Copenhagen's green city strategy has not only brought great reductions in the CO2 emissions, decreased pollution, created several green jobs and produced annual growth rates of an impressive 12 percent in the green sector. The city's green ambitions have also triggered a great improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Copenhagen and created growth, export and job opportunities throughout the entire economy of the city -- not just in the clean-tech sector.

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