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The Danish public-private partnership model

The Danish public-private partnership model is characterised by openness and high levels of trust and aims to harness the strengths of both public and private stakeholders. While the public sector provides the ambitious long-term goals and stable framework conditions, the private sector supplies the innovation, solutions and investments needed to achieve the visions.

That is why this model for collaboration is being applied to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030.

The Danish Climate Act

The Danish Climate Act was passed in 2020 by 167 of the 179 members of the Danish parliament. It obligates the sitting government to work to reduce Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and towards net zero by 2050 at the latest.

Additionally, the Danish Government must present annual Climate Action Plans with concrete political initiatives to decarbonise all sectors incl. energy, housing, industry, transportation, energy efficiency, agriculture, land use change and forestry.


reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Benefits of climate partnerships

The benefits of climate partnerships between private and public actors are manyfold and tangible. The ability to demonstrate these benefits is a critical first step to unlocking the potential of future green partnerships all over the world


The private sector emphasizes their commitments to establishing long-term climate targets


New technological solutions and business models are unlocked in the process of establishing new partnerships and developing recommendations


Decarbonisation and the development of new technologies are accelerated through concrete initiatives and increased awareness


Collaboration and co-creation across public and private sectors as well as businesses and industries towards one common goal



Climate partnerships for a greener future

Learn how to achieve one of the world’s most ambitious climate goals with recommendations from Denmark’s 14 climate partnerships.