Financing the green transition is one of the largest global challenges for the coming decades. A new State of Green white paper outlines a number of examples of already financed projects and solutions for a greener future.Read more
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20 Danish pilot municipalities are in the process of preparing local, ambitious plans that show the way to carbon neutrality by 2050. With a new partnership, all Danish municipalities are now invited to join in, as collective municipal commitment is vital to reach the national climate efforts.
The International Water Association’s (IWA) blog offers key insights on water-related issues as they connect with larger global themes, e.g. sustainability, urbanisation, health and human rights. As we count down to the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen next year, we bring you a short overview of the six latest blog entries from some of Denmark’s most prominent water professionals.
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launched its World Energy Outlook 2020. As expected, this year’s report and expectations for the development of the energy sector have been heavily influenced by the global Covid-19 health crisis. One thing is however clear: We all need to choose a more renewable energy future.
A chemist employed at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has invented a cutting-edge green technology that uses CO2 to convert seawater into drinking water — within minutes. The plan is to use the desalination technology to replace electricity with CO2 and use it in survival gear and large-scale industrial plants in areas where people lack clean drinking water.
New research by the Technical University of Denmark shows a great potential in converting straw into biogas, bioethanol or green jet fuel. According to the research, an estimated two million tonnes of straw can be converted into 433,000 tonnes of jet fuel, corresponding to nearly half the fuel consumption in the Danish aviation sector.
Last week, the Danish government launched its long-term strategy for a global climate effort, “A green and sustainable world.” The strategy sets the direction for Denmark’s overall international climate efforts as a green pioneer country across foreign, development, trade and climate policies.
The Danish government and eight signatory parties across the political spectrum have entered into an agreement on legal requirements for wood biomass used to produce heat and electricity in Denmark. Among other things, it must provide greater assurance that the biomass used is as sustainable and climate-friendly as possible.
Wind and solar energy make up 50 per cent of Denmark’s total electricity production. But now Denmark is even closer to creating a fossil-free society with the opening of Thorup-Sletten – a 77 MW onshore wind farm located in Northern Jutland. The park is set to generate power for 65,000 households.
The agreement puts Denmark in a strong position to deliver green solutions in renewable energy, water technology, circular economy, sustainable urban development, etc. needed for the green transition of the world’s largest democracy.
On 22 September, 2020, NYSERDA, State of Green and Danish Cleantech Hub hosted the virtual “Build Back Greener” event as part of Climate Week NYC to explore American-Danish synergies in the green recovery. The message was clear, a climate crisis and a potential economic downturn require nations, states and cities to rethink their approaches to major global challenges and partner up with the private sector.
Today, offshore wind is non-existent in Vietnam but with a coastline extending more than 3,200 kilometres solely on the mainland, the potential for wind capacity is enormous. 160 gigawatts (GW), in fact, according to the Danish Energy Agency. A new roadmap shows that the country can have 10 GW in operation already by 2030.
Financing the green transition is one of the largest global challenges for the coming decades. A new State of Green white paper outlines a number of examples of already financed projects and solutions for a greener future.
The Danish utility Aalborg Forsyning plans to create one of the world’s largest sustainable energy reserves. The project will be located in the Danish city Aalborg and will be the first of its size and first to provide hot water at any time needed.
On 22 September – during the annual Climate Week New York 2020, a group of American and Danish organisations will host the virtual event “Build Back Greener – Principles for Kickstarting the Sustainable Transition through Partnerships”. The livestreamed event will gather high-level speakers from both sides of the Atlantic in a discussion around green economic recovery and public-private commitment to the advanced green transition. You are invited!
The Nordic ministers for trade and industry have approved a raft of measures to help the economy recover in a greener direction in the wake of COVID-19. The initiatives support sustainable solutions, the circular economy, digitalisation, and innovation.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than 20 per cent is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. A new edition of a State of Green white paper with brand new cases from around the world provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment, offering inspiration for reaping the benefits of using wastewater as a resource.