Environment

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Denmark

Danish initiative looks at chemicals that could prevent recycling of products
14/07/2016
Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published at the end of March 2016 the results of a study to define a methodology for identifying whether hazardous chemicals in products make it difficult to recycle those products (Kemiske stoffer i forbrugerprodukter, der kan hindre genanvendelse...
Environmental technology verification: an emerging discipline  
20/05/2014
Hopes are high for At European Union level, a pilot programme is underway, which will issue Statements of Verification for technologies in the water treatment and monitoring, materials and waste, and energy sectors. The ETV programme is about a year old, and is one of the initiatives of the...
All aboard for greener shipping  
13/11/2013
A Danish initiative is showing how companies from the same sector can work together, with endorsement from public authorities, to implement less environmentally damaging technologies that also help to reduce operational costs and therefore benefit sectoral competitiveness. The Green Ship of the...
Danish municipalities roll out green business growth scheme
11/03/2013
A project in the southern Danish municipalities of Kolding, Middelfart and Odense is demonstrating how tradesmen such as builders, plumbers and roofers can build their businesses and create jobs by better aligning their services with the European Union's energy-efficiency objectives. To do this...
Tackling urban water shortages: new technologies for self-sufficiency
04/09/2011
A Danish study of alternative water supply systems suggests that adopting a mix of different technologies could optimise the potential for water self- sufficiency in urban areas. Population growth and urbanisation are challenging current water supply systems. In many urban areas, attention has...
Copenhagen climate adaptation forum calls for innovation in thinking and technology
28/07/2011
The 7th European Forum on Eco-Innovation provided recommendations to remove a series of barriers in the drive for climate-change adaptation as the essential partner to mitigation. The forum – a joint initiative of the Danish Ministry for the Environment and the European Commission – brought...
New Danish Strategy on Promoting Eco-efficient Technology
28/07/2011
New Danish Strategy on Promoting Eco-efficient Technology In June 2006, the Danish Government published a strategy for promoting eco-efficient technology. In its report, the Danish Government presents nine specific initiatives for promoting eco-innovation. A more detailed and specific action...
Danish green transport plan to get the environment back on track
28/07/2011
A green transport plan in Denmark is set to slash CO The Danish government has unveiled a radical transport plan involving €20 billion investment in the next four years to make the country's transport sector fundamentally greener. Announced in December 2008, the plan calls for a complete...
Copenhagen plans adaptation for climate change
09/03/2010
Faced with increasing rainfall, rising sea levels and a warmer city centre, Copenhagen has developed its own climate-adaptation plan, as part of the city’s overall Climate Plan. Copenhagen has integrated climate adaptation into all aspects of planning – from overall municipal planning to both...
Synergies power Danish-Swedish eco-technology cluster
04/11/2008
Øresund Environment is a regional eco-innovation forum bringing together researchers, businesses and policymakers to drive development of green technologies, mobility and cities. Denmark and Sweden have long histories of environmental awareness and action to protect their natural heritage. They...