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Uffe A Balslev


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Denmark is a forerunner in the transition to a low-carbon economy while accelerating economic growth. Photo: Stock image

Denmark is a forerunner in the transition to a low-carbon economy while accelerating economic growth. Photo: Stock image

Uffe A Balslev, Ambassador of Denmark to Ireland

Uffe A Balslev, Ambassador of Denmark to Ireland

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Denmark is a forerunner in the transition to a low-carbon economy while accelerating economic growth. Photo: Stock image

The Taoiseach’s address at the COP26 in Glasgow and the subsequent launch of the Government’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) resonated well with the global audience. The climate crisis is real, we are not on track to meet the targets in the Paris agreement, and big polluters need to do more. Ireland is ready to play its part, Micheál Martin emphasised.

The Government’s new targets for emissions reductions are indeed impressive. At the COP26, Ireland fortified its frontrunner status by joining the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance initiated by Denmark and Costa Rica, committing to ending oil and gas exploration and production by 2050.


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