Ambitious Green Goals
Albertslund recognize the importance of setting ambitious green goals and collaborate actively with global partners in meeting them on a local level
A central focus of Albertslund is Green Growth, highly qualified employees and the creation of growth by using the citys resources actively. We define ourselves as a partner in commercial and innovative development both on a local, regional and global level. Thus we engage in international network and collaboration to bring together the nescessary capacities and ressourceres.
Partnership with Cisco
The municipalities of Copenhagen, Albertslund and Frederikssund has formed a partnership with Cisco which will research and develop tomorrow's digital infrastructure, the Internet of Everything. The goal is to strengthen services for citizens while supporting Copenhagen's climate targets. The three municipalities have a clear green profile. cisco also participate in the creation of Smart City Solutions in the City of Albertslund
The City of Albertslund collaborate with The Oresund Comittee and The Capital Region of Denmark in the creation of growth and development through ReVUS (the regional strategy for Green, Healthy, Smart and Creative Growth) and Interreg (European funding for interregional cooperation)
A Central part of our international engagement is the participation in network and public-private partnerships in which we engage in innovation and development:
Covenant of MayorThe mayor of Albertslund has signed The Covenant of Mayors
The mayor of Albertslund has committed the City to meet and exceed the 20% CO2 reduction by 2020.
The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories.
Climate AlianceThe City of Albertslund is a member of the Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest People
The Climate Alliance is the European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world's climate. The member cities and municipalities aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their source.
Their allies in this endeavour are the Indigenous People of the rainforests in the Amazon Basin.
CLEANThe City of Albertslund has a partnership with CLEAN - The Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster
CLEAN - The Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster focusing on renewable energy, sustainability, climate and environment. With our partners we develop projects and initiatives that strengthen Danish cleantech and create new business opportunities.
CLEAN is a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration between Danish and foreign companies, knowledge institutions, organizations and authorities.
ICLEIIn givning local action to the global aim of sustainability The City of Albertslund takes part in ICLEI
ICLEI is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development, gathering 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.
Healthy and happy communities
ICLEI support cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.
LUCIThe City of Albertslund has a partnership in the international network LUCI (Lighting Urban City International)
LUCI is a unique international network bringing together cities and lighting professionals engaged in using light as a major tool for urban, social and economic development, with a concern for sustainability and environmental issues.
Danish Lighting Innovation NetworkA platform for growth by developing improved conditions for education and research
The City of Albertslund holds a post in the board of directors in the newly established Danish Lighting Innovation Network. The network aim is to create a platform for growth by developing improved conditions for education and research.
It works to strengthen the cooperation between companies, research institutions and public organizations within different areas of knowledge, market positions and positions within the chain of value.
ELCAThe European lighting network is engaged in ELCA which is located in the City of Albertslund
ELCA is the European Lighting Cluster Alliance which was formed by Cluster Lumière Lyon and The Danish Lighting Innovation Network.
Through meetings, conferences, lighting design contests, and networking events, the alliance will address critical themes such as the need for technological innovation, market development, characterization & certification of new lighting sources.
DOLL-Danish Lighting LabDOLL-Danish Ligthing Lab is Denmark's new platform for developing future LED-lighting solutions
DOLL's aim is to create energy efficiency and intelligent indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, and to generate jobs. DOLL supports municipalities, regions and private companies, in cooperation with scientists, with the development of new and improved lighting solutions.
In Albertslund they facilitate large-scale testfacilities demonstrating new climatefriendly and energyefficient technologies. At present 20 national and international companies are testing and demonstrating their outdoor lighting facilities in a 9 kilometer test bed in Albertslund.
Among these private companies are Zumtobel Group, Cisco, Global Connect and HeSaLight. DOLL is a collaboration between The City of Albertslund, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and Gate 21. The City of Albertslund has a partnership in Gate 21.
Prestigious awardsIn recent years Albertslund has won several prestigious awards for its environmental and climate efforts
The city of Albertslund has been recognized for its serious green results:
- The Nordic Council´s Nature and Environment Prize in 2007
- The Danish Town Planning Institute´s Town Planning Award in 2008
- Climate Cup Town Award in 2008
- Danish Energy Association´s ELFORSK award in 2009
- The Nordic Council´s award as Nordic Energy Municipality 2011
- In 2009 Albertslund was announced as Energy Town by Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy.