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Press release: COP26 President welcomes Denmarkís leading role in the fight against climate change

Cabinet Office

May 6
14:55 2021

  • Alok Sharma, COP26 President-Designate meets with Danish PM and cabinet members
  • International cooperation will be key to making COP26 a success
  • Hosts business roundtable to focus on action on climate change and economic growth

Mr Sharma met with the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, and key members of her cabinet including the Climate, Foreign, Finance and Ministers. These meetings covered a wide range of issues including; climate finance, the benefits of partnership building to decarbonise economies, and international alliances.

As a key partner on climate change, Denmark and the UK will continue to work closely together ahead of COP26 later this year, and help to raise climate ambition across the EU.

While in Copenhagen, Mr Sharma also hosted a roundtable with Danish businesses who are playing a leading role in driving innovation on climate alongside government and consumers, demonstrating how reducing emissions and economic success go hand in hand.

Speaking after the visit Mr Sharma said:

With six months to go we are working hard to ensure COP26 will be a success and international partnerships will be key to this.

Denmarks climate leadership, particularly its long-standing climate action across its economy, is very welcome.

The UK and Denmark will continue to work closely together in the run up to Glasgow as we look to raise ambition on climate action.

Danish Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jrgensen said:

I had a very productive meeting with COP26 President Alok Sharma. We discussed how to ensure a successful COP26 in Glasgow - with a retained commitment to the Paris Agreement and to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

Denmark remains fully committed to

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