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.
Benefits of climate partnerships