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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.).

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Latest Documents

, 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

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...

, 2019

The National Energy and Climate (ENCP) Plan is a ten-year integrated document mandated by the European Union to each of its member states in order for the EU to meet its overall greenhouse gases emissions targets.  The plan exposes the key objectives and its measures : 1) decarbonisation : reduction of GHG emissions, transport green transition with a stop to sale...

, 2013

The Climate Policy Plan set a target of 40% reduction in emissions by 2020 compared to the 1990 levels and outlined the government's proposal for a Climate Change Act. Oil for heating purposes and coal are to be phased out by 2030, and electricity and heating supply is to be 100% covered by renewable energy by 2035. Further non-ETS reductions for the period of 2013-2020, i...

, 2012

Comprehensive agreement passed by a majority in the parliament that aims at reducing emissions via energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energies towards a green socio-economic transition. The overall objective is to shift energy supply to have a share of 35% renewable energy in final energy consumption by 2020 and 100% renewable energy by 2050 expected t...

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.