Denmark plays central role in new global climate initiative

Lars Chr. Lilleholt, Danish Energy Minister

A new global climate initiative – P4G – was launched Wednesday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the General Assembly of the UN in New York. “P4G” is an abbreviation of “Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030”.

China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea is backing the P4G initiative. The initiative is also supported by the C40 network. The C40 network is a network of 91 global mega-cities creating one quarter of the World’s GNP in which Denmark also plays a central role.

Over the next few months, Danish minister for energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt will visit a number of American mega cities that disagree with the decision of the American President Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Climate Accord. The cities are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

“A major climate meeting will take place in November 2018 I Copenhagen. And in April next year, I will visit China to follow up on the visit of the Chinese energy minister’s visit to Denmark this,” says Danish minister for energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt.

“Denmark and Sweden will also jointly host a major energy and climate meeting in May 2018,” he adds.

Danish companies are world leaders in the field, he adds, mentioning Vestas, Danfoss, Grundfos and Novozymes.

Denmark has a Star Parade of companies that offer solutions regarding renewable and sustainable energy and reduction of use of fossil fuel. We are at the very forefront in the international corporate world in this sector, he explains. Some are known but a huge number of SME’s are lesser known today, yet powerful future companies in the global energy transition.

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