Researcher: Klimalov is ambitious but leaves some questions

Klimaloven leaves Denmark with a big task, says the researcher, as the hope that other countries will follow suit. It is very much an ambitious klimalov, as a

Researcher: Klimalov is ambitious but leaves some questions

Klimaloven leaves Denmark with a big task, says the researcher, as the hope that other countries will follow suit.

It is very much an ambitious klimalov, as a majority of the Christiansborg palace on Friday, is agreed on.

But there are still a number of things that need to get answers to - for example, how the law specifically will reduce the Danish emissions of greenhouse gases.

so says Sebastian Mernild, climate researcher and director of the Norwegian climate research centre Nansen Centre, on klimaloven, which has a goal to reduce its CO2 emissions by 70 percent towards 2030.

- well, We had an expectation that our politicians would go after the 70 percent by law.

- But one must also keep in mind that a thing is law, and anything else is, how it is implemented. And there, we still lack answers to some things, says Sebastian Mernild.

Some of the other issues that the researcher misses the answer to, is how quickly you want to lower CO2 emissions, and where the money for it must come from.

Several of the questions may come answer in the next year.

In February made it in the Danish Parliament, where it formally must be adopted. This will be followed by a klimahandlingsplan with concrete climate action in the spring.

- It is a big task we are facing. And it will be exciting and interesting to see how it will reduce emissions so much.

- There is no doubt that a reduction of 70 percent is a big mouthful to live up to, and therefore I believe we are many who are excited to see how it should be done, says Sebastian Mernild.

Several politicians, including environment minister Dan Jørgensen (S), has called klimaloven for one of the world's most ambitious.

Immediately see Denmark with klimaloven also seem to be in the absolute research in relation to climate ambitions, saith the klimaforskeren.

- But what Denmark should do now, is to put international pressure in relation to to get more on the bandwagon.

- It has only become more topical in recent weeks, where scientific reports have shown that the chinese and the indians have emitted more CO2 over time, but also that there is a greater gap between what we emit and ought to infer, in order to meet the Paris agreement, says Sebastian Mernild.

In the Paris agreement of 2015, it was agreed to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees celsius compared to before industrialization took off in the 1800s and strive 1.5 degrees.

But as it looks now, the development against that the temperature will increase three degrees celsius by 2100.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 13:00

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