Denmark`s climate policy targets are due in part to decisions on specific national ambitions and partly to Denmark`s commitments to comply with a number of international energy agreements within the EU and the UNITED Nations. But in what the Danish government claims is a world first, the new law commits to engaging the climate at the international level, including commitments, to respect international agreements, including climate finance for developing countries. The law therefore requires the government to report not only on domestic emissions, but also on emissions from imports and consumption. Read more about UN climate agreements and the link between UN and EU objectives In what the government calls the first for a national legislative power, the new law is also committed to international climate engagement. These include an ongoing commitment to respect international agreements, including climate finance for developing countries. Achieving the Paris Agreement`s target of 1.5 degrees Celsius requires more global ambitions and measures. Denmark will be a pioneer in the global fight against climate change that will inspire and encourage the rest of the world. Our goal is to reduce emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. We will help promote the green transition, other global climate, environmental and nature ambitions, and actively promote and support the Paris Agreement and sustainable development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. We will commit to a socially just green transition, creating skilled green jobs and avoiding growing inequality. The news comes when countries meeting in Madrid during UN climate talks continue to argue over the latest technical possibilities over how the Paris agreement should work in practice.
Negotiations on the climate law began last September, after a left-wing coalition led by the Social Democrats of Mette Frederiksen won power in June and made the fight against climate change one of its top priorities. The government will have an obligation to develop an annual climate program to show what it is doing to achieve its goals. A climate task force will conduct annual assessments of progress and make recommendations for further action. Learn more about the Council`s work and recommendations on climate change. The Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom reported last year that all signatories to the Paris Agreement had passed at least one law on climate change or the transition to a low-carbon economy, of which 139 offer some kind of global framework. Of the 106 laws passed since the Paris Agreement, 28 explicitly refer to the treaty. The government is to present an annual comprehensive report on the international impact of climate protection in Denmark, as well as on the impact of Danish imports and Danish consumption.