Global leadership and international collaboration are keys to raising climate change ambition, was the message given by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Ms. Mette Frederiksen in a recent briefing to heads of diplomatic missions and UN initiatives, including the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).
“The situation calls for global leadership. Denmark will shoulder our responsibility and lead the way and we have taken concrete action on a number of fronts”, said the Prime Minister while addressing climate change.
The PM stated that the Danish government has developed a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent in 2030, which is now made legally binding through a new national climate act. Denmark is also strengthening and pursuing new private sector partnerships to identify additional innovate climate change solutions. Last week in Davos, two Danish companies were elected as the two most sustainable companies in the world (Ørsted and Chr. Hansen).
“We will push for changes in all parts of society. Of course, we cannot do this alone. Therefore, we strongly support the ambitious climate agenda of the EU-commission. We need a new Green Deal. We will also increase our efforts to support more forests that can absorb CO2; safeguard our biodiversity and nature; and, increase our investments in green research”, continued the Prime Minister.
Denmark is an active supporter of the CTCN’s work, and several Climate Technology Network members are based in Denmark.
“We are ready to bring Danish solutions to the table, and to share our experiences in making the green transition happen”, noted Ms. Frederiksen.
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