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Japanese Crown Prince Visits State of Green

By State of Green / Image from right: H.I.H Crown Prince of Japan, H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, June 20, 2017

Today, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince of Japan visited State of Green together with H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. During the visit, H.I.H Crown Prince of Japan learned about Denmark’s role in the green transition, as well as renewable energy technologies and sustainable development.

This year, Japan and Denmark celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations with the conclusion of the ‘Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between Japan and Denmark’ in 1867. Since then, Japan and Denmark have nurtured a longstanding friendship as two countries that share many similarities such as having had an imperial house and a royal family throughout their long histories. 

As part of the wide range of the events scheduled to mark the anniversary, his Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, also successor to the emperor, visited House of Green, State of Green’s interactive showroom, together with H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

The purpose pf the visit was to mark the strong ties between Japan and Denmark, as well as to explore Denmark’s green solutions within renewable energy, climate, water and environment also relevant to Japan.

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At House of Green, Executive Director of State of Green Finn Mortensen welcomed his Imperial Highness Crown Prince of Japan and H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Together with reporters and representatives from Denmark and Japan the Danish Ambassador to Japan Mr Freddy Svane and the Amassador of Japan to Denmark Mr. Toshiro Suzuki was also present at the presentation.


Image: Executive Director of State of Green, Finn Mortensen welcomes 
H.I.H Crown Prince of Japan and H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

Following a presentation about State of Green’s international branding activities of more than 1,400 green solutions from more than 600 Danish companies, Finn Mortensen continued with a political overview of the green Danish transition, starting from the oil crises in the 1970s towards Denmark’s 2050 target of becoming independent of fossil fuels.

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From 1980 until today, Denmark has increased its GDP by more than 70%, while energy consumption has remained the same, and CO2 emissions have been reduced by almost 40%. Currently, 28.6% of Denmark’s energy consumption derives from renewable energy sources and the Danish government has set a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030, leading towards 100% independence of fossil fuels by 2050.

 

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