Denmark can reach CO2 reduction targets by 2030 with no effort

Loopholes mean that Denmark can fulfill its EU requirements in 2030 without actually having to make an effort. However that will make it harder for Denmark's future green transition, says chairman of the Danish Council on Climate Change.

Photo: Carsten Bundggaard

Denmark faces one of the toughest CO2 reduction demands by 2030. EU countries must slash up to 40 percent of their emissions from the non-quota sectors - meaning cars, housing and agriculture - and due to its higher GDP, the country will have to slash 39 percent relative to 2005. The corresponds to a 28 million ton reduction of CO2 in the next decade.

However, the actual effort will be significantly less.

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