The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is being recognised for its promotion of circular economy and has been nominated for “The Circulars 2019”, which will be presented in Davos, Switzerland in January.Read more
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The green transition in Europe must accelerate. Therefore, Denmark is sending a clear signal to COP24 together with eight other EU countries. Let the polluter pay to emit CO2 so that the green solutions can gain ground.
Yesterday at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, the energy ministers from Poland and Denmark signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to further increase the cross-border cooperation on energy and the green transition. Before the signing, State of Green launched its new white paper “From Policy to Action – Implementation of the European Energy Union”.
On Wednesday 12 December, State of Green will host an official Danish COP24 side event in Katowice, Poland, involving a strong line-up of international experts from the public arena and the private sector for half a day devoted to the role of buildings in relation to the climate change challenges.
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The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is being recognised for its promotion of circular economy and has been nominated for “The Circulars 2019”, which will be presented in Davos, Switzerland in January.
Last week, an Indonesian delegation visited Denmark to explore Danish policies, solutions and management frameworks within bio-waste treatment. The delegation consisted of both government officials as well as public and private company representatives. The five-day long visit was organised by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta and State of Green.
With the “Access Cities” project, a group of public and private partners strengthens Danish business opportunities for sustainable urban solutions in New York, Singapore, Munich, Aarhus and Copenhagen. The Danish Industry Foundation has allocated EUR 1.2 million to establish a cooperation between local forces in the cities involved.
Denmark’s new trump card in the global climate effort is CEO Ditlev Engel. As the Government’s Special Envoy for Climate and Energy Ditlev Engel will strengthen Denmark’s global partnerships, promote private investments in the green transition and generally support Denmark’s international climate action in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in September 2019.
Earlier this year, a delegation from New Zealand spent five days in Denmark to explore water and climate adaptation solutions and, more specifically, to learn more about Lemvig Municipality’s “Climatorium”. Among other things, the visit resulted in future cooperation on the development of a southern hemisphere Climatorium in New Zealand.
Denmark’s consumption of coal fell by 25 percent in 2017. At the same time, the consumption of renewable energy increased by just over 11 percent. Overall, this led to a large drop in energy-related CO2 emissions. These are some of the conclusions found in the Danish Energy Agency’s annual energy statistics.
To limit global warming to well below 2˚C and as close as possible to 1.5˚C, the world must reach net-zero CO2 emissions by the mid-century. A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission outlines how decarbonisation in the problematic sectors of heavy industry and heavy-duty transport will be both technically and economically feasible by 2050.