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Calculation error increases Denmark's CO2 problem by 42.5 percent

Denmark has already failed in meeting its climate obligations. Now, it emerges that an incorrect calculation of reductions over the next decade means that the country is off target by a further four million tons of CO2.

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Danish cars, buildings, and farmers must slash four million tons of CO2 more from their emissions than previously expected. The further reduction is not due to new EU requirements or increased ambitions from Danish Parliament. Rather, it is due to uncertainty about when the new decade of emissions reductions begins.

This is according to a correction to the Danish Energy Agency's (DEA) forecast, Basis Fremskrivningen 2017 (Baseline Projection 2017.)

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