Copenhagen hotels go green for COP15

C&IT GREEN WEEK: The number of hotels in Copenhagen with green certification has grown from 9% to 53% over the past 18 months in the run-up to COP15.

Copenhagen hotels go green for COP 15
Copenhagen hotels go green for COP 15

Hotels were offered incentives to become greener and reduce their carbon impact by conference organiser MCI Copenhagen (formerly NHG), which handled accommodation and logistics for COP15, currently taking place in the Danish capital.

MCI Copenhagen managing director Lotte Wagner said the agency knew that hotels were not likely to lose business by not having green certification, since it predicted hotel occupancy to be high for the duration of the event anyway.

"We had to think of a way to incentivise them to become more 'green'," she added. Hotels that had green accreditation, such as the Green Key, Green Globe Certificate or Nordic Swan Label, were placed higher on the online reservation page for the conference.

"The greener the hotel, the more visibility they were given," said Wagner.

Hotels recently accredited include the Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, which is the first property in Scandinavia to receive a Green Globe certificate, and Hilton Copenhagen Airport, which was certified with the Green Key in October.

Meanwhile, the three Radisson Blu hotels in Copenhagen recently received the Nordic Swan Label, as did the Scandic Palace Hotel.

Follow C&IT's Green Week Blog from Copenhagen

Take part in C&IT Green Week - send your green and sustainable news to citgreenweek@haymarket.com

COP15 in numbers

 

 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

48 hours in... Istanbul

48 hours in... Istanbul

From a boat tour on the Bosphorus Strait to rooftop belly dancing, here are our top picks for two days in the Turkish city.

ILEA UK's new board announced

ILEA UK's new board announced

The International Live Events Association says it aims to be an inclusive and inspiring global community during a 'challenging time'.

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Smyle appoints new managing director

Smyle appoints new managing director

Creative agency reshuffles its senior leadership team to support its new virtual and hybrid events business.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

This week's special guest is Julia Charles, managing director of Julia Charles Event Management.

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

A-List 2020: Rachel Douglass is a senior event manager at Yellow Fish.

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Campaign to draw attention to struggling events businesses and employees lights iconic buildings red.

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Metrics are great but don't forget to create a memorable experience, says Phil Staines from FIRST.