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Political Groups
World Bank Income Group
High income
Global Climate Risk Index

The annually published Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.).

Published by German Watch https://www.germanwatch.org/en/cri
Share of Global Emissions
Laws, Acts, Constitutions (legislative branch)
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Court cases and tribunal proceedings
Climate targets in National Law & Policy

Latest Documents

, 2022

Denmark. 2022 National Inventory Report (NIR), National Inventory Report from Denmark in 2022

, 2021

Denmark. 2021 National Inventory Report (NIR), National Inventory Report from Denmark in 2021

, 2021

To benefit from the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility set up by the EU in the aftermath of the COVID-19-induced economic crisis, Member States submit their recovery and resilience plans to the European Commission. Each plan sets out the reforms and investments to be implemented by end-2026 and Member States can receive financing up to a previously agreed allo...

, 2020

Denmark's Mid-century, Long-term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy, Long-Term Low-Emission Development Strategy from Denmark in 2020

, 2020

The Climate Act sets a target to reduce Denmark’s emissions by 70 percent in 2030 compared to 1990 and climate neutrality by 2050. The Act sets a rolling five-year target, 10 years in advance. The UN accounting rules are used to calculate greenhouse gas emissions and reductions against the target. The climate council is strengthened and expanded; its funds doubled, an...

Legislative Process

In Denmark, legislative power rests with the parliament. MPs are elected for four years. There are 179 MPs, including two each for Greenland and the Faroe Islands. As a constitutional monarchy, the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch share power.

The Constitution attributes the ultimate authority of appointing and dismissing the Prime Minister and ministers to the Monarch. Responsibility for legislation is delegated to the respective ministers, who sign bills together with the Monarch. Consent of the Parliament and the Monarch is required for international treaties; obligations whose implementation requires sustained support of the Parliament or that are otherwise of ‘great importance’ to Denmark.

The last elections to the national parliament were held in June 2015 and the next one is scheduled for 2019.