WORLD Denmark government sets 2045 climate neutrality target


Denmark government sets 2045 climate neutrality target

By Yin Miao | People's Daily app

22:45, December 15, 2022

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday confirmed Denmark’s new center coalition government is setting more ambitious climate targets.

In what Frederiksen called an "ambitious climate act," the government wants to make Denmark climate-neutral by 2045 and reduce carbon dioxide emissions nationally by 110 percent compared to 1990 levels.

Both targets set higher criteria than existing climate goals. The previous target for climate neutrality was 2050.

"We are now more ambitious than we were before," Frederiksen said.

The government will also pursue the existing policy of introducing a carbon dioxide tax on agriculture and the aviation industry.

All three government parties – the Social Democrats, Moderates and Liberals – favor environmental levies on the two sectors. The Liberals were previously skeptical over the benefits of a carbon dioxide emissions charge.

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