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100 climate solutions from Danish Municipalities


In Allerød, 50 companies have joined the Carbon 20 Network to share knowledge about sustainable opportunities and means to reduce CO2 emissions.

Allerød Municipality has created a network of local businesses that aims to strengthen the private sector’s efforts within sustainability, CO2 reduction and circular economy. During the span from 2013 to 2016, 11 ambitious companies have reduced their CO2 emissions by 588.9 tonnes. This corresponds to an average saving of 32.4% for the 11 companies during the 3-year period.


In Allerød, local business is responsible for 40% of the CO2 emissions in
the municipality. This shows the importance and potential of collaboration between local business and the municipality. Also, this collaboration is crucial for the municipality to achieve its ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2025.

The opportunities in the sustainable energy transition have helped local companies reduce their CO2 emissions.

In addition to the 11 partner companies, the network consists of 39 other companies, which meet twice a year to network and share knowledge and experiences. Green branding, mobility and solar energy have been among the themes of these meetings.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Carbon 20 has strengthened its members’ competitiveness by e.g. reducing energy costs or identifying new green markets, showing that what is good for the environment is also good for business.

Responsible Production and Consumption

In addition to energy savings, the sub-project Sustainable Bottom Line focuses on material savings, industrial symbiosis and the circular economy.

Climate Action

The 11 partner companies have on average lowered their CO2 emissions by 32.4% from 2013 to 2016.