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Helsingør Kommune / Elsinore Municipality

Overview

Location

Denmark

Description of organisation

Elsinore Municipality lies within the Copenhagen Capital Region in the northern part of the island Zealand in Eastern Denmark. It covers an area of 118,9 km2 and has a total population of 63,027 (Q4, 2020).*

*Source here

Organisation type
City and town

Sustainability mission

Elsinore municipality’s plan for climate and sustainability supports the municipality’s goal of reducing emissions to 1.7-ton CO2 pr. citizen by 2030, and its goal to obtain climate neutrality by 2045.

These goals shall be met through significant reductions of emissions in all sectors, including (but not restricted to), transport, electricity and district heating, agriculture and industry.

To achieve these goals, the plan includes 11 subgoals, which have been set for 2030.

Overall, these will contribute to a changed behavior in the municipality’s citizens and businesses, and focusses on measures, which work in different spheres, such as mobility, education, energy, housing and procurement.

Therefore, they require both an intern cooperation within the municipality’s administration, citizens, the local utility and businesses, and cooperation with other municipalities.

This ensures that all stakeholders are involved in the process of creating a sustainable and attractive municipality.

Furthermore, the plan supports the global goals for sustainable development by including them in the municipality’s policies and strategies.

Our progress towards decarbonization

 

North Star pledges

Emissions

Commit to setting a science-based target of 1.5°C for emissions reductions by 2021

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*Cities committed to setting a science-based targets are checked as signatories to the Race to Zero campaign.

Have a GHG emissions city-wide reduction target of 100% by 2050 or earlier

Helsingør Kommune / Elsinore Municipality have a Base year emissions (absolute) target to reduce GHG emissions 100% by 2045 from a base year of 2008.

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*Reported target data is checked for basic completeness and that the target year is 2050 or earlier and has not already passed. The coverage of the target is also checked to include all city-wide operations (or a larger area). The percentage reduction of the target is checked to 100% of emissions.

 

Pathway pledges

Adaptation

Have a published city plan that addresses climate change adaptation

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has provided a title for the city plan and the year of adoption of the adaptation plan by local government as well as providing a web link to the adaptation plan.

Conduct and disclose vulnerability assessments to provide estimation of the risks, hazards or vulnerability associated to climate change in their jurisdiction. 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports undertaking a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment including a weblink to the assessment, the primary process or methodology used to undertake the assessment, as well as a year of publication and the boundary of the assessment.

Incorporate Adaptation targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports that adaptation targets are incorporated into the city’s master plan and have given a description on how these are addressed

Identify and report on the most significant climate hazards affecting the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has identified and reported the most significant climate hazard(s) faced by the city. The city should provide at a minimum details of the most vulnerable populations affected as well the sectors or services most exposed by the hazard identified.

Define climate adaptation goals and respective metrics/KPIs for each goal

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has defined adaptation goals including details of the climate hazard the adaptation goal addresses, the target year of the goal and a description of the metric or indicator used to track the goal.

Emissions

Incorporate Emissions reduction targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports that emissions reduction targets are incorporated into the city’s master plan and have given a description on how these are addressed

Have a recent city-wide emissions inventory or undertake it within the next two years

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has indicated it has recent fuel and/or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from the entire city area. The reported accounting period is checked to fall within the last 2 years (no earlier than 2019), or indicated if its in progress or planned to be undertaken.

Decrease city-wide emissions until the next emissions inventory

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City has provided an emissions inventory.

Quantify and report all GHG emissions from sources located within the city boundary 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports a city-wide GHG emissions inventory as well as the boundary of that inventory relative to the city. The boundary should be the same (cover the whole city) or larger (the whole city and adjoining areas). If relevant, the city should also report any areas or sources excluded from that inventory.

Disclose emissions figures (direct and/or indirect) or consumption-based inventories for industrial processes and product use (IPPU), agriculture forestry and other land use (AFOLU) 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*Cities publicly reports the breakdown of emissions associated with these specific sectors.

Have a published city plan that addresses climate change mitigation

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has published a city plan or indicated if its in progress or planned to be undertaken. If already published the city should provide the publication title, weblink, the focus of the plan, year of adoption, the areas covered by action plan, boundary of plan and stage of implementation.

Join the WWF One Planet City Challenge (One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has publicly reported to be committed to WWF One Planet City Challenge (OPCC)

Energy

Incorporate Renewable energy targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports that renewable energy targets are incorporated into the city’s master plan and have given a description on how these are addressed

Incorporate Energy efficiency targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports that energy efficiency targets are incorporated into the city’s master plan and have given a description on how these are addressed

Have a city-wide renewable energy / electricity target of 80 to 99%

Helsingør Kommune / Elsinore Municipality has a city-wide target to procure 90% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 from a base year 2017.

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*Reported target data is checked for basic completeness and that the target year has not already passed. The coverage of the target is also checked to include all city-wide operations (or a larger area). The percentage renewable energy of total energy in target year is checked to be at least 80%.

Measure and report the share of Hydro, Biomass, Wind, Geothermal and Solar energy sources in the city electricity mix 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports the source mix of electricity consumed including Hydro, Wind, Geothermal and Solar. The city have also reported the year and scale that this applies to.

Disclose data regarding city wide renewable energy and/or energy efficiency targets and existing progress towards these

Helsingør Kommune / Elsinore Municipality has a target to improve energy efficiency 10.0% in 2030 compared to a base year 2017. Reported in 2021, the city has achieved 27.0% of this target.

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*Reported target data is checked for basic completeness and that the target year has not already passed. The coverage of the target is also checked to include all city-wide operations (or a larger area). The city must provide at minimum: base year, target year, percentage of energy efficiency improvement compared to base year level or the percentage renewable energy of total energy in target year. .

Food

Draft policies relating to food consumption within my city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports they draft policies relating to food consumption – no further assessment made.

Use regulatory mechanisms to limit advertising of higher carbon foods (meat, dairy, ultra-processed)

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports they use regulatory mechanisms to limit advertising of higher carbon foods – no further assessment made.

Mobility

Have a fleet of public busses which are Electric + Hybrid + Plug in hybrid + Hydrogen surpassing 15% of the total fleet 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports the total fleet size of public buses as well as the number of each type of bus in the fleet. The proportion of Electric, Hybrid, Plug in hybrid and hydrogen buses is calculated to be greater than 15% of the total fleet.

Multi-topic

Publicly disclose my city's environmental data

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City is confirmed to have disclosed publicly on their climate and environmental impact. For example, by responding publicly to the CDP-ICLEI Track.

Waste

Measure and report annual solid waste generation in my city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*The city must report the amount of solid waste generated per year, as well as the year the data applies to.

Incorporate Waste management targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports they incorporated waste management targets into the master planning of the city – no further assessment made.

Water

Incorporate Water security targets into the master planning of the city

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Publicly reported*

*City publicly reports they incorporated water security targets into the master planning of the city – no further assessment made

Identify city's water supply risks, levels of risk, and timescale

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports the drivers of water security risk identified, the anticipated timescale and estimated magnitude of potential impact.

Publicly report actions undertaken for identified water risks

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City publicly reports at a minimum the adaptation action, the status of that action and a brief description of the action and its implementation for each identified water risk.

Have a published city Water Resource Management strategy 

Status date: Submitted (27/07/2021)

Data source: CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System - Cities 2021

MRV: Yes*

*City has published a water resource management strategy or indicated if it is planned to be undertaken. If already published the city should provide the publication title, weblink, and the year of adoption by local government.