The first klimalov to ensure CO2 reduction of 70 percent

Binding klimalov obliges the incumbent and future governments to work to reduce CO2 emissions. The last sentence of the agreement on Denmark's first klimalov

The first klimalov to ensure CO2 reduction of 70 percent

Binding klimalov obliges the incumbent and future governments to work to reduce CO2 emissions.

The last sentence of the agreement on Denmark's first klimalov ever set after several weeks of negotiations.

on Friday night concluded a broad political agreement on a klimalov, which must ensure that Denmark reaches its goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 70 percent in 2030 compared with the level in 1990.

Klimaloven obliges the incumbent and future governments to work towards this goal. It says environment minister Dan Jørgensen (S) after the negotiations.

- of course, I am incredibly happy and proud that it has managed to make a klimalov. It is a broad law. 167 of the Parliamentary mandates are behind it. And I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the parties.

- It's been difficult negotiations. This means that future governments will be bound to the 70 percent target by 2030, says Dan Jørgensen.

the Agreement has been entered into by all parties in the Danish Parliament except the Liberal Alliance and the New Civic. Liberal Alliance left the negotiations earlier on Friday night, because a principle of employment according to the party is not a part of the klimaloven.

Klimaloven with binding milestones. The issue of targets has been a point of contention along the way in the negotiations.

- There will annually be follow-ups to ensure that we are on the right path. There must also be a target for 2025.

- We have agreed that we ask Klimarådet what they recommend. On the face of it, a majority in the Danish Parliament to decide how a target should be, says Dan Jørgensen.

As part of the law must Klimarådet at the beginning of each year, provide a professional assessment of whether the government is on the right path towards klimalovens goals. In addition, the climate minister as the end of the year stand in front of the Danish Parliament.

Here the Parliament assess whether the government lives up to klimaloven, or whether it should be required to act further.

the Parliament is the judge of whether the initiatives are sufficient. In the worst case can be expressed distrust to the climate minister, if the thumb turned downwards.

Klimaloven is scheduled to be followed up by climate action plans in the spring.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 00:00

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