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While Denmark ranks 17th in the CCPI 2018, experts criticize that the current government cancelled plans for a coal phase-out as well as the existing reduction targets after taking office, which results in a relatively low performance in terms of climate policy. The country still ranks high in terms of renewables as well as regarding energy use due to positive trends in both categories. Nonetheless, the low rating for Denmark's 2030 emissions target and the country's compliance with a well below 2°C pathway, it receives a medium rating in that category.  

CCPI 2018 Scorecard Denmark