The budget reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one percent

the Government and its supporting parties have still a long way to the goal of 70 percent reduction in 2030. A historic green budget. That was the gist of it,

The budget reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one percent

the Government and its supporting parties have still a long way to the goal of 70 percent reduction in 2030.

A historic green budget. That was the gist of it, as the finance minister, Nicolai Wammen (S) surrounded by The Radical, SF, Enhedslisten and the Alternative Tuesday night presented the budget bill for the year 2020.

Here take take the five parties, the first step towards fulfilling the ambitious goal to reduce Denmark's emissions of greenhouse gases by 70 percent in 2030.

The People's leader, Morten Østergaard, says that the parties of the first budget under the new government is approaching the reduction on the "one percent" of the Danish CO2-emissions.

- the Government estimate it to 500,000 tonnes of CO2, which will emit less. It means that we are approaching a reduction of one percent of the Danish CO2-udleding with the initiatives that are taken, says Morten Østergaard.

He believes that this is a conservative estimate from the government, because the experts in the field, according to Morten Østergaard estimate that you can get even more reduction in greenhouse gases for the money that is allocated in the budget.

- We take a big step forward both in relation to the starting point for the negotiations and in relation to a period, where you not did anything, and in fact, we have seen that CO2 emissions have gone up, says Morten Østergaard.

The People's leader highlights a number of specific initiatives in the budget bill, which he estimates will be of great importance for the green economy:

We take a massive step forward. Both with afforestation, with a range of green investment, with the cancellation of the imminent rise of electric cars. Instead of introducing a deduction, if you want to buy green company cars. It is a plethora of things, each of which contributes to the here is The greenest budget, says Morten Østergaard.

Finance minister Nicolai Wammen (S) refers to the budget bill as a "first step" towards meeting the goal of 70 percent reduction in greenhouse gases of 10 years:

- Just a little while, then negotiated a klimalov. And after klimaloven, then there comes a klimahandlingsplan. So here is an example, that we as government not just keep the nice talk about what we want to do for the environment and the climate, but that we actually do something about it, says Nicolai Wammen.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 03:00

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