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New Year's Dinner at The World's Best Restaurant

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.02.2016 | Style
Michael Rosenblum

Last night, Lisa and I ate a special New Year's Eve dinner at Noma, reputed to be the 'World's Best Restaurant' for an astonishing four years in a row. Well, it was.... perhaps the best word is.. unique.

Why Slashing Foreign Aid in Europe to Pay for Refugees Won't Help Solve the Long-Term Crisis

Adam Moe Fejerskov | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Adam Moe Fejerskov

COPENHAGEN -- The same countries that now over-report refugee costs at home are part of an underfinancing of U.N.-managed refugee camps in the regions -- despite many of them publicly acknowledging regional accommodation as the better solution to the refugee crisis.

Place Your Bets: Interview with Jesper Sørgaard

Randall Radic | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Randall Radic

European sports betting is big business. And it's getting bigger all the time. France gave sports betting official sanction in 2010, along with poker and horse racing. Germany followed suit two years later, granting private companies the right to offer gambling amenities.

A climate agreement for you and me!

Signe Wenneberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Signe Wenneberg

How ordinary people's everyday actions are the key to our green future. At the Paris summit, civil society, climate activists and grass root movement...

A New Low: Stealing Family Heirlooms in Exchange for Protection

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The refugee crisis in Europe has shown the very real limits to the social coherence and solidarity that seemed to form the basis for the European Union until now. But even within the climate of hostility against asylum seekers in Europe, Denmark stands apart as one of the worst aggressors.

Denmark: Powered by Wind

Peder Andreasen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Peder Andreasen

Denmark's objective is that by 2020, wind energy must make up 50% of the electricity consumption -- today the number is more than 40%. After 2020, we must integrate even more, and that will require rethinking the electricity grid.

Water Management Is Highly Energy Consuming -- But It Doesn't Have To Be

Lise Hughes | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Lise Hughes

In traditional wastewater-treatment plants, the energy that is produced is nowhere near enough to actually run a wastewater-treatment plant. But here in Aarhus it is. The plant is now in fact a power station -- a bio refinery where energy is produced from wastewater.

#ParisAgreement -- Now What?

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I believe there is good reason to celebrate the outcome of COP21. However, let us all remember that when the celebration is over, words have to be exchanged with concrete action.

Keeping the Momentum Going Towards Greater Goals

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

We must find joint solutions to the climate challenges. Period. This is the obligation facing politicians, organizations and businesses participating ...

Sustainability Is Only Path to a Profitable Future

Kristian Jensen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Kristian Jensen

We consider energy efficiency as a resource. Not using energy is the most effective way of reducing negative climate impacts and it saves money at the same time.

COP21: The Answer Is (Blowing) In the Wind

Jan Hylleberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jan Hylleberg

The essential and complex transitions of the energy systems of the world comes with a price. However, not making the investments can turn out to be even more costly.

From Nordic Noir to Nordic Green

Jens Birgersson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jens Birgersson

When the winter season encases us Scandinavians in wet darkness we turn towards our homes. The home means a lot to the Danes, Swedes, Finns and Norwegians. It is the center of our family life, our social relations and the special Danish concept "hygge" which many foreigners visiting Denmark get to know.

The Drops Really do Count

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

These past days, where climate challenges, water scarcity and finding solutions to the grave issues, the world is facing, are on top of the agenda, an...

Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

Duane Wells | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Duane Wells

The Danes are coming! While the Swedes may have laid claim to a pretty significant parcel of the dance music landscape in recent years, Danish DJ MORTEN is almost single-handedly carving out a slice of the scene on behalf of his fellow countrymen in neighboring Denmark.

The Vicious Circle of Climate Change and Water Scarcity

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

Water scarcity is already a problem; it is not only a distant threat on the horizon. In fact, water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the global population and the proportion is expected to rise.

In the Norden, the liberal-democratic model is alive and well.

András Simonyi | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
András Simonyi

The obituary of the liberal-democratic model has already been written, waiting to be published. The doomsayers have made their prediction about the end of the free and democratic world as we know it.

Energy Efficiency Is the Largest Contributor to Reducing CO2 Emissions

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Niels B. Christiansen

We need to create frameworks on global, national and regional levels that make it easier to overcome barriers such as funding, policy incentives, knowledge sharing and education. In short: we must make it easy to become energy-efficient.

Cities and Business In Search for Solutions

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

With this initiative, we can move even closer in the dialog on needs and solutions and accordingly we might be able to speed up actions addressing challenges not only on energy, but likewise on water. For the benefit of cities, society as well as for green growth.

How to Boost Climate Action in a Smart and User-driven Way

Kurt Emil Eriksen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Kurt Emil Eriksen

While global leaders address the climate challenge at the COP21 conference in Paris, another challenge - that of healthy buildings - is being somewhat overlooked.

When Mobile Money Makes Access Equal

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

Technology is a fascinating thing. And it's almost impossible to grasp how far we've come in such a short while. Had you told me some 30 years ago tha...

A Youth "Climate Embassy" Takes the Next Step in the Danish Transition

Jarl Krausing | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Jarl Krausing

Children have for decades been recognized as forceful change agents for behavioral change in families when it comes to -- for instance -- hygienic...

Pumps on the Road to a Better Climate

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I don't think we would have the world we know today without pumps. And to my best knowledge, we can change the world with pumps. We can dramatically impact the climate by using highly energy efficient pumps. With technology that exists today...

The Green Side of Competition Policy

Margrethe Vestager | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Margrethe Vestager

Thanks to renewable sources, Europe pollutes less and relies less on imports. But the power produced by wind, solar and other renewables is intermittent and reduces prices for still-needed conventional energy.

Holistic Thinking Makes Cities More Livable

Jens-Peter Saul | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jens-Peter Saul

Thus, in order to solve several challenges with one, holistic solution, we not only need to connect the sewage systems with the transportation nets and parks, lakes and buildings. We also need to connect these elements with the governance structure and the social and cultural offers.

Climate Neutrality In Sight In Denmark

Peter Rathje | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Peter Rathje

Sonderborg is a picturesque Danish municipality close to the water and the German border, and it wants to prove that climate neutrality is achievable when cities take decisive action and ensure citizens and companies participate in finding new solutions.