Denmark

Overview and context

Laws
12
Policies
4
Litigation cases
0
Climate targets
8

Region
Europe & Central Asia
% Global Emissions
0.1 %
Global Climate Risk Index
112.83
Income group (World Bank)
High income
Main political groups
OECD; EU
Federative/Unitary
Unitary
Region
Europe & Central Asia
Income group (World Bank)
High income
% Global Emissions
0.1 %
Main political groups
OECD; EU
Global Climate Risk Index
112.83
Federative/Unitary
Unitary

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Nationally Determined Contribution (UNFCCC website)
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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. Respon

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.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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