Danish farmers required to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030


The Cattle Site

07 October 2021


Denmark's agricultural and forestry sector must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and 65% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, a majority in parliament agreed.


Reuters reports that the new legally binding target is part of the government's action plan towards reaching 70% reductions by 2030, one of the most ambitious climate goals in the world.


Without any new initiatives, the sector's greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is estimated at roughly 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents, the government said.


"With a binding goal, we ensure that the agricultural sector delivers a historically high reduction and that we focus on plant protein, pyrolysis and organics," said Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn.


The agreement also includes a target to reduce nitrogen emissions by 10,800 tonnes in 2027...