The Climate Act
The Climate Act sets a target to reduce Denmark’s emissions by 70 percent in 2030 compared to 1990 and against 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, and its independence strengthened by self-election of new chairman and members.
The Act sets a series of reporting obligations on government, including an annual parliamentary examination of the government’s action towards meeting the targets. Government is required to produce on the impact of its climate policy on Danish imports and consumption. Government must also produce an annual global strategy stating how the government's foreign, development and trade policies ensure Denmark’s role as a global driver in international climate policy.
Section 13 of the Act provides for the repeal of the previous Climate Change Act (Act No. 716 of 25 June 2014)