New Danish law binds the country the to international climate process, including climate finance for developing countries

06 December 2019: Denmark’s parliament adopted a new climate law, committing to reduce emissions by 70% below 1990 levels, in the next eleven years. The law targets carbon neutrality by 2050 and includes a robust monitoring system. In what the government claims is a first for a national legislature, the new law also has a commitment for climate engagement internationally. This includes an ongoing obligation to deliver on international agreements, including government spending on climate finance to developing countries. Read the full description of the law and its estimated effects on the Climate Home News website.