Denmark offers green solutions

Country plans to become independent of fossil fuels by 2025 and says its experience could be valuable for China as it seeks a greener future.

Denmark delivered the idea of sustainable and green solutions and technologies via its booth in the Country Pavilion of the China International Import Expo with seven Danish companies taking part it its exhibition on green transition.

The country, describing itself as a "state of green," plans to become fully independent of fossil fuels by 2050 and hopes to share its experience and solutions on environmental protection with China for a greener future. The two countries have cooperated with each other for almost a decade on climate and energy.

"Danish and Chinese ministries and authorities have built strong relationships in many sectors to exchange experience and I think it of immense importance," said Ulla Tornaes, Danish Minister for Development. "The Danish ambition to become independent of fossil fuels by 2050 is also an inspiration for new technological levels — and for a country the size of China, the solutions and setup in Denmark can be an inspiration. We hope that Denmark's green transition can be an example for China in the efforts here. We look forward to a close relationship for years to come."

Denmark and China have had a long-term cooperation on reducing CO2-emissions and supporting institutional frameworks on water, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability with a wide range of bilateral agreements signed between the two sides to exchange knowledge and experience on promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as growing the economy in a green and sustainable way.

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