The challenge

Today, the overall emissions of the Danish defence sector are approximately 254,000 tons CO2e. The defence sector covers a wide range of elements across most sectors. It is both an operator of aircrafts, ships, and vehicles, as well as a transportation and logistics organisation and an education facility. Furthermore, it is a landowner and a building administrator.

At the same time, defence forces need to function under the most difficult and dangerous conditions. Since it needs to wor...

Today, the overall emissions of the Danish defence sector are approximately 254,000 tons CO2e. The defence sector covers a wide range of elements across most sectors. It is both an operator of aircrafts, ships, and vehicles, as well as a transportation and logistics organisation and an education facility. Furthermore, it is a landowner and a building administrator.

At the same time, defence forces need to function under the most difficult and dangerous conditions. Since it needs to work both in times of peace and crises, the dilemma is how to reduce emissions and at the same time increase operational efficiency, security of supply and enhance the safety of soldiers.

The potential

The potential is not yet defined. There is an ambition to reduce CO2e emissions, and, at the same time, increase operational efficiency. The balance is important, and conclusions must not in any way affect the safety and security of the soldiers.

Recommendations

01
Making optimal use of solutions already identified in the other 13 sector climate partnerships

There will be a mapping and initial analysis conducted on the potential to apply solutions that the partnership has identified from the other 13 climate partnerships’
work

02
Identifying and reinforcing already identified actions within Danish Defence

There will be an analysis conducted on how already identified actions can be reinforced and further developed

03
Developing new technologies

We will work to identify where new technologies and procedures can help reduce emissions, enhance operational efficiency and provide more safety and security for our soldiers. This includes investigating options that combine civil and military technologies

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Contact

Confederation of Danish Industry

Joachim Finkielman
[email protected]

Danish Chamber of Commerce

Frederik Bergenfelt Friis
[email protected]

254,000

tonnes CO2e. This is how much the Danish Ministry of Defence emitted in 2019

75.5%

of CO2e emissions come from establishment operations, 4.2% from business trips and 2.4% from refrigeration and extinguishing agents

Chairman
Poul Skadhede, Chair of OMT

Vice chairman
Steven Friberg, CEO, UXV Technologies

Private partners

  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • CenSec
  • Danish Maritime
  • Naval Team Denmark

Public partners

  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
  • Ministry of Research and Education
  • Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs