New Danish climate project shows the way for local commitment to the green transition
20 Danish pilot municipalities are in the process of preparing local, ambitious plans that show the way to carbon neutrality by 2050. With a new partnership, all Danish municipalities are now invited to join in, as collective municipal commitment is vital to reach the national climate efforts.
In a completely new climate partnership between the philanthropic association Realdania, the association of Danish municipalities KL and the five regions in Denmark, all of the country’s municipalities are invited to become part of the climate project DK2020. Here they must develop local climate plans with a level of ambition that lives up to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Climate is an important part of the regional and municipal policy agenda in Denmark. For years, the municipalities have worked purposefully to promote the green transition and reduce their CO2 footprint, and the regions have adopted ambitious goals for climate and sustainability.
With a joint contribution of EUR 6 million from Realdania, KL and Denmark’s five regions, the “DK2020” project (coordinated by the green Danish think tank CONCITO) has boosted that work and allowed all of the country’s municipalities to develop comparable climate plans with a level of ambition that lives up to the Paris Agreement. The method for these climate plans has been developed by the ambitious international, urban network C40.