Danish government abandons climate targets for 2030

Denmark will not set a national CO2 reduction target for 2030, announced the minister for climate. The Conservative party, usually considered the 'green' voice of the current government coalition, has stated that compromises must be made. Meanwhile, opposition parties call it unambitious.
Photo: Jens Dresling/Polfoto/Arkiv
Photo: Jens Dresling/Polfoto/Arkiv

When you are a small party in a wider government coalition, it can be tough to stand your ground. That seems to be the case with Denmark's Konservative (The Conservative Party), after it backed down on its previous demand for CO2 reduction targets by 2030. Konservative makes up one of four political parties which constitute the current center-right "blue bloc" coalition governing Denmark, and the government has capitalized on the opportunity to abandon plans for an overall national CO2 reduction target for 2030.

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