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Denmark

Ranked 5th in this year’s CCPI, Denmark improves its ranking by ten places, remaining amongst the high-performing countries. The country has shown slight improvements in the GHG Emissions and Renewable Energy categories, which are rated high, as well as in the Energy Use category where the country receives a medium rating. The biggest improvement however lies in the high rating national experts gave in the Climate Policy category, where Denmark was able to move up 24 ranks and is now ranked 9th. Comments made by the experts reflect the newly elected government (since June 2019) as the main driver of recent positive developments in Denmark’s climate policy, especially mentioning the new climate law, which includes a 70% emission reduction target by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels), expected to be finalised by the end of the year. The official coal phase-out target by 2030 and positive trends in the non-energy sector further lead to the overall high rating for national climate policy.