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Denmark wants to reduce emissions by 2030 by 70 percent

Denmark's social democratic minority government and the seven parties have agreed on binding targets for the reduction of climate-damaging gases. With a corresponding law of the 5.6 million inhabitants, the country will be by mid-century, climate neutral.

This was announced by the government after the late Friday night closed the Pact. On the way to climate neutrality Denmark wants to reduce, first, by 2030 its climate-damaging emissions by 70 percent compared to 1990. The Pact, according to the law is to be for future governments is binding. The Parliament will vote in February on a majority seems to be according to the settlement between the government and the seven parties secured: Together, they hold 167 of the 179 seats in the Parliament.

"I see the law as a decisive turning point in the fight against climate change," said environment and energy Minister Dan Jørgensen. It was at the same time, a "fantastic basis for upcoming negotiations on an action plan with the objectives in concrete measures that would be converted.

The Danish society for nature conservation, welcomed the Pact as "historic". At the same time, whose President, Maria urge Reumert Gjerding that concrete actions have to follow. (sda)

Created: 07.12.2019, 21:46 PM

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