Danish PM In Talks With Chinese Vice President

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen had bilateral talks with Vice President Xi Jinpeng on Saturday 10 April, during the Boao Forum for Asia.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the fact that cooperation between Denmark and China is developing in many areas and also that China has joined the Copenhagen Accord from the UN Climate Conference in December 2009 (COP15).

Prime Minister Rasmussen emphasized that it is of great importance to address the challenges of climate change and that the Danish Government has put forward an ambitious program to be among the highest performing economies in the world.

Denmark is at the forefront when it comes to green growth. While the Danish economy has gone up throughout the past two decades, energy consumption has remained broadly stable.

Prime Minister Rasmussen giving speech at the opening plenary of the Boao Forum for Asia.

The Danish Prime Minister had also been invited to give an opening speech at the Boao Forum where Vice President Xi Jinping was also present. Here, Prime Minister Rasmussen also underlined that Denmark have ambitious goals for the future:

“We have set the goal that Denmark should become fully independent of fossil fuels. We will achieve this through a massive expansion of renewable energy”, said Prime Minister Rasmussen during his speech.

“We cannot assume that the “Green Wave” will automatically lead to economic growth and job creation. We need to create the right framework conditions for the private sector to sustain a move towards a green economy”, the Prime Minister added.

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