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  • HAMBURG. APPLICATION FOR THE TITLE AS EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL. Christian Maaß State Secretary for Urban Development and the Environment Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • THE WORLD IS AT RISK. Europe s cities have a big responsibility. • Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and depletion of natural resources threaten our future • Cities are part of the problem and have to become part of the solution
  • HAMBURG – Europe in a nutshell. Hamburg is not the ideal city with all environmental problems already solved • Hamburg is working hard to find solutions • Hamburg is a laboratory for Europe – with true role model potential • Hamburg: all aspects of European environmental policy can be shown •
  • HAMBURG – One of the ten largest cities in Europe. 1.77 million inhabitants (2007) • 4.3 million people in the metropolitan region • A green waterside metropolis with the highest standard of living • 755 square kilometres • 1,700 hectares of NATURA 2000 nature reserve •
  • METROPOLITAN CHALLENGES: Increasing space requirements. • Space required for housing • Space required for logistics and industrial development
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Hamburg promotes inward growth – HafenCity. Hafencity Hamburg – Europe s largest city development project • Total area of 1.57 square kilometres (extends the current inner city area by 40%) • 40,000 jobs, 5,500 homes • Brownfield recycling •
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Hamburg promotes inward growth - Wilhelmsburg. Leap across the Elbe • Wilhelmsburg – 35 square kilometres • Internationale Bauausstellung 2013 • Internationale Gartenschau 2013: new Volkspark with 100 hectares •
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Hamburg increases its green areas. • A 25 hectare green area to cover the motorway • Combination of green area and noise reduction
  • METROPOLITAN CHALLENGES: Industry in the inner city. • The world s third largest centre of the aviation industry (20,000 employees) • The largest cohesive industrial area with refineries, metal works and petrochemical works in Europe • Largest copper plant in Europe within 2 kilometres to inner city
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Environmental partnerships with enterprises. • Environmental partnership Hamburg between the Senate and Hamburg s commercial leaders for more environmental protection • more than 1,000 active business partners • Hamburg SME business for resource efficiency (85,000 t/a CO2 avoided) • The twelve biggest companies reduce 500,000 t CO2 until 2012
  • METROPOLITAN CHALLENGES: The port at the heart of the city. • Second largest container port in Europe • 160,000 jobs • Container handling doubled between 2000 and 2008
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Sustainable port operation. • The Hamburg dock railway – largest hub for freight transportation by rail • Container taxis in the port (one taxi replaces 60 trucks) • Green Shipping - reducing port fees for environmentally friendly ships; European alliance for climate-friendly cruise ships (“cold ironing”) • Restoring the original state of dykes
  • METROPOLITAN CHALLENGES: Increasing traffic. • Metropolis with traffic junctions for motorways, shipping and railway transport • Pollution and noise
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Climate-friendly transport. New city railway network (40 kilometres) • New suburban and underground train lines to HafenCity and airport • New network of cycle paths • Introduction of environmental zone •
  • METROPOLITAN CHALLENGES: Vulnerability to climate change. • Hamburg exposed to storm tides and pluvial floods • The 1962 catastrophe (more than 300 dead)
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Ambitious climate protection goals. • Comprehensive climate protection strategy for the city • Aims beyond EU requirements (reducing CO2 emissions by 40% until 2020) • An additional 25 million per year provided for new ideas and projects
  • THE HAMBURG APPROACH: Innovative climate protection measures. • Energy efficiency: leader in new construction standards; reducing consumption of existing old buildings • Renewable energy: increase wind energy production • Energy networks: put networks under city administration; massive district heating network: 490,000 households
  • HAMBURG – Europe in a nutshell. • Hamburg – a real metropolis with real challenges • Hamburg – a city full of contrasts: powerful economic area and ambitious environmental targets
  • EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL. Hamburg as European Green Capital. Hamburg is an attainable role model for Europe • Presentation of a communication platform between cities • A great programme for visitors • Spread of ideas across Europe and the world •
  • CITY CLIMATE CONVENTION: Hamburg as a role model metropolis. • Assembly of the cities of Europe and the world in November 2009 • Objective: a clear political statement to the leaders in Copenhagen • Kick-off for the European Green Capital year 2010
  • HAMBURG AS EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL: We involve the whole city. Info box in the heart of the city • Green walks: “walk of ideas” • Environmental film festival • Exhibitions, conferences, workshops • Online portal with individualised contents •
  • TRAIN OF IDEAS: We spread our ideas across Europe. Train: a sustainable modular system • Start of journey in Hamburg • Best practices tour of European cities • Use all city networks (EU Covenant of Mayors, ICLEI, Climate Alliance,) •
  • TRAIN OF IDEAS: We spread our ideas across Europe. • Exhibition in a modular system • Presentation of best practices made in Hamburg and other selected European cities • Growing exhibition
  • TRAIN OF IDEAS: We involve all Europeans. • Spread of ideas across Europe with the aim of finding new best practices • Involvement and participation of all Europeans
  • TRAIN OF IDEAS: European ideas return to Hamburg. Growing best practice exhibition • Hamburg Earth Summit with youth camp • Exhibitions for the European public • Closing event in Hamburg and passing the baton to the next host •
  • THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD: The Hamburg green pavilion at the Expo 2010. • Hamburg House at the Expo 2010 Shanghai (energy efficient building) • Communicate the title European Green Capital worldwide • Logical connection of the European Green Capital with the Expo topic better cities, better life
  • THE WORLD IS AT RISK. Europe s cities have a big responsibility. • It s time to act – and Hamburg is willing to act
  • EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL. Vote for Hamburg as first European Green Capital.