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Published on October 18th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo

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Denmark receives climate award

The WWF Gift to the Earth award will be given to Denmark for the country’s climate and renewable energy targets.

According to State of Green, WWF recognizes the Danish government’s efforts to setting up the world’s most ambitious climate and renewable energy targets as well as a long track record of publically promoting and implementing clean and sustainable energies. Denmark has set up political targets to become a green growth economy entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. By then, the country will also have 100% renewable energy in the energy and transportation sector. Also, Denmark has ambition of phasing out coal by 2030 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2020 compared to the 1990 level.

“Denmark demonstrates that is possible to create a sustainable society while securing economic growth and welfare. This is the kind of example we need globally, which other countries can be inspired by. WWF would like to acknowledge Denmark for its global leadership,” says WWF International Director General Jim Leape to State of Green.

The Gift to the Earth certificate will be presented to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) on Monday, 21st of October 2013.

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