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9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

In December 2022, the government presented its platform, Responsible for Denmark (Ansvar for Danmark). The government has a strong focus on the climate crisis and aims to make Denmark one of the world’s leading countries in green transition. The government’s target is to be climate neutral by 2045 and presents a new goal of 110% CO2 reduction compared to the 1990 level.

The government will, among other things, preserve more of nature, protect the sea environment and establish a partnership, loosely translated as Cooperation about Climate (Sammen om Klimaet) to support climate action across states, municipalities, regions, civil society and industry and commerce.  

Ongoing debates

In 2022, the war in Ukraine constitutes yet another hotly debated topic, in particular in relation to Danish refugee policies. 

Climate change and green transition are still high on young people’s agendas. During the General election in autumn 2022, climate change was the top priority among young people.