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Green organizations: Many knots yet to be addressed in the climate agreement

CO2-tax, energy and phasing out oil and gas furnaces are some of the elements of a new climate agreement, and there is reason to commend the government and the political parties.

But many questions are still open, several environmental organizations, among other things, would have seen a higher pace of the green transition and a more specific determination of the CO2 tax.

And then there should be a plan for a complete phase-out of biomass, sounds it.

At the environmental organization Greenpeace Denmark says the secretary-general Mads Flarup Christensen, that one first comes to delivering on many of the agreed actions at the end of the period towards 2030.

You have during the first seven kilometers of a marathon, he says.

There are many commendable elements in the agreement, among other things, a clear strategic focus on the expansion of wind.

- But it is clear there are very many open questions. We are dissatisfied with the pace of the initiatives. Specifically we miss, for example, to attach the stone to a udfasningsplan for the biomass. It has not done, he says.

At the Danish society for nature conservation welcomes president Maria Reumert Gjerding, up to now at least some framework to work from.

She calls it is essential that the CO2 tax be sufficiently high, when it comes to negotiating further to fall.

And so I have just a small concern that there is still an incredibly long way to go. You are up to reduce by 3.4 million tonnes, but we need to up to 19 million tonnes.

- There must really be something, either through a huge green tax reform, or should agriculture contribute very much, she says.

John Nordbo is klimarådgiver in the humanitarian organization Care Denmark, and he also says that there is a long way to go.

He hopes that comes push things forward, when the parties meet for more substantive negotiations later.

- But it could have been good if you had signaled a level of the CO2 tax in the long term, says John Nordbo.

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