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 A Green and Sustainable World: The Danish Government has launched new Global Climate Action Strategy 

06.10.2020  09:45

The new climate strategy of the Danish government is out and the message is clear:  Global ambitions and are necessary to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C objective, and Denmark must be a green frontrunner in taking climate action that will inspire and encourages the rest of the world.

The government has announced the following goals:

Our goal is 70 percent emissions reductions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050. We will help lead the green transition, further global ambitions on climate, environment and nature, and actively promote and support the Paris Agreement and sustainable development aligned with the SDGs. We will work for a socially just green transition that creates green skilled jobs and avoids increasing inequality.

The Danish Government’s new long-term strategy on global climate action sets the direction for Denmark’s international climate efforts. Our aim is to:

  • Increase global climate ambition

    We will work to influence states and non-state actors to commit to ambitious objectives contributing to limiting global warming. We will work with, i.a., States, multilateral organisations and civil society for ambitious efforts on climate adaptation, resilience and sustainable development.

  • Reduce global greenhouse gas emissions

    We will work for a global green transition focused on reducing emissions of large emitters and sustainable development in developing countries.

  • Strengthen focus on adaptation and sustainable development

    We want to inspire and drive resilience and adaptation initiatives. We want a far more climate oriented development cooperation focused on climate change and sustainable development in the poorest and most fragile developing countries. We want to spread Danish prevention and adaptation solutions globally.

  • Shift financial flows from black to green

    We will contribute to shifting global financial flows from fossil fuels to green, climate friendly investments. We will support greening of financial markets and the energy markets and systems designed to foster investments in renewables. We will also strive to increase mobilization of climate finance for the poorest and most fragile countries.

  • Cooperate with the private sector on green solutions
  • To drive successful global climate action we will work with the private sector to promote green Danish solutions globally.

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