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Denmark legally binds farmers to reduce GHGs emission by half in 9 years

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Denmark legally binds farmers to reduce GHGs emission by half in 9 years

  • The parliament of Denmark October 5, 2021 approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in agriculture and forestry sectors by 55 and 65 per cent respectively by 2030, news agency Reuters reported.
  • The emission target reduction is based on the GHGs emission level of 1990.
  • The Danish Parliament passed this legally binding mandate with a majority.

About the plan:

  • Denmark had adopted this plan in December 2019. According to this plan, three sectors — transport, energy and agriculture — mostly account for the country’s GHGs emissions.
  • Under this plan, Denmark has committed to reduce GHGs emission by 70 per cent by 2030, considered as the “most ambitious climate goal in the world”. Denmark had in 2019 set the goal of making its food industry climate neutral by 2050.
  • The Danish parliament’s new legally binding targets for the agriculture and forestry sector is part of this national goal.

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