Together for 1.5

Danish 92 Group produced an “Emergency package for the climate” and a letter to the Minister of Climate regarding this


In this catalog of measures, 20 organizations under the auspices of the 92 Group present political initiatives that can make Denmark live up to a 54% reduction in 2025.

  1. Overall goals

1a – Set reduction targets/co2 budgets for each sector and adopt sector-specific “emergency measures”


2.   Transportation

2a – Higher petrol and diesel taxes

2b – Stop selling fossil-fuel cars and vans in 2024

2c – Reduce speed on motorways to 100km/h

2d – Remove CO2-heavy road facilities in infrastructure plan 2035

2e – Political measures to prevent the car fleet from growing compared to the 2020 level

2f – Danish airports must not have their capacity increased in the future


  1. Agriculture

3a – Reduce nitrogen norm by 15% 0

3b – Convert 260,000 hectares from annual to perennial crops (e.g. from cereals to grass)

3c – 15% reduction in animal population compared to the 2025 projection

3d – Introduce DKK 750/tonne CO2 tax on agriculture from 2025

3e – Doubling of organic land by 2027 / remove VAT on organic food


  1. Waste

4a – Collection of methane from landfills


  1. Electricity and heat 

5a – Convert a further 50,000 houses from fossil gas and oil before 2025

5b – Rooftop solar systems (3000MWp)


  1. Industry 

6a – Faster phasing in of CO2 tax for industry

6b – Raise CO2 tax by DKK 200/tonne


Full “Emergency Package” in Danish:



Hereby the English translation of the Letter to the minister in Danish: is reported:

“Dear Lars,

As you know, climate action is urgent. After the latest IPCC report, it is even clearer how urgent increased action is if we are to have any chance of avoiding the most catastrophic climate change.

If the world is to have any hope of reaching the Paris Agreement’s goal of a maximum temperature increase of 1.5 degrees, it requires that rich countries like Denmark, with good opportunities for a green and rapid transition, take the lead and show that it is possible to live up to the 1.5 degree target. Therefore, this is also the goal and the main purpose of the Climate Act.

After the Climate Council’s latest report, it is unfortunately also clear that we in Denmark are not sufficiently on track to reach our climate targets in 2025 and 2030. This is reinforced when you look at the scientific prerequisites for staying within the 1.5 degree target, namely that the countries and the effort comply with the greenhouse gas budget that science says is available. In order for Denmark to reasonably be said to live up to this carbon budget, greater efforts are required, not least in the short term. Therefore, it is also doubly worrying if we are not on track to reach our climate goals for 2025, and it is not sufficient here to just aim for the low end of the goal of 50%, but the effort must go towards reaching at least 54% reduction in 2025.

Such a stronger effort will also be an advantage in relation to the climate requirements that now come from the EU, which follow a greenhouse gas budget and reinforce the need for a stronger Danish effort in the short term.

Against this background, we in the 92 group have drawn up a proposal for an emergency package for the climate, which specifies concrete means of action that can help bring us home with the necessary climate action in 2025. The effort is urgent, and it is not made easier by the insufficient efforts since the Climate Act was adopted. Therefore, it now requires swift action from you and the government.

We therefore hope that you, your ministry and the government will apply the proposals in our emergency package, and ensure that Denmark reaches its goal with an effort, also in the short term, that follows what science says is necessary.

We look forward to your response to this.”




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