Climate plan for Allerød

Denmark | March 2020 - February 2021

Meeting the government’s target of 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 requires new policies and a change in regulations on a national basis, but it will also to a large degree depend on actions at a local level.

Allerød Municipality has, as a geographic area, been able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 23% in 2010-2017. Large tasks still remain, however, in order for the municipality to reach the target of carbon neutrality. Changing the heat supply to move away from natural gas and oil is a very important aspect.

Along with 19 other Danish municipalities, Allerød participates in the project DK2020, which is to aid the municipalities in developing action-oriented climate plans. In the case of Allerød, the climate plan is to show how the target of carbon neutrality in 2050 can be met. For this purpose, and for use in the future work with a new plan of action, Allerød Municipality wanted aid in developing three scenarios for reductions and a catalogue of tools to help support and bring knowledge to the work of developing the action plan.

Ea Energy Analyses has set up the three scenarios with tools for achieving the reduction targets under various prerequisites.

The three scenarios are:

  1. Efforts where the municipality has direct influence on the development, such as using existing funds for purchasing and operation differently, and by doing the city planning in a way that includes greenhouse gas reduction and climate adaptations from the outset. These are efforts within the existing budget
  2. Efforts, which should support the citizens and businesses more directly through guidance, when they are in contact with the municipality or municipal bodies anyway in various contexts. These are also efforts within the existing budget
  3. Efforts in planning and direct support of citizens and businesses that require an extra municipal budget. Implementation of the special climate pool.

At the same time, a reference scenario was set up, to describe the expected development based on existing municipal and national decisions and goals. The work culminated in a tool catalogue, which described the specific tools the municipality has, and their expected effect.

The project ran from March 2020 to the end of February 2021.