|June 23, 2020|
Denmark to introduce green taxes on carbon emissions
|A majority coalition of parties in Denmark has agreed to introduce a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, the government said late on Sunday.|
Denmark has one of the most ambitious climate change targets in the world, aiming to reduce its emissions by 70% by 2030 and become completely climate neutral no later than in 2050.
As part of a broader climate deal set to reduce Denmark's carbon emissions by 3.4 million tonnes, the government will negotiate a green tax reform later this year, which will see companies pay a levy on the amount of CO2 they emit, the government said.
In March, the Danish Council on Climate Change, a government advisory group, said Denmark should sharply increase carbon taxes to meet its climate targets.