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Nov 07, 2019

Parliament Agrees to Provide DKK 1.5 Billion to Green Research

All parliamentary parties have reached agreement for the Research Reserve for 2020, totalling DKK 1.925 billion. The agreement prioritizes more than DKK 1.5 billion for green research in areas such as agricultural transformation, environmentally-friendly transport and sustainable cities.

On November 6, the Danish Government, and political parties Venstre, Dansk Folkeparti, Radikale Venstre, Socialistisk Folkeparti, Enhedslisten, Det Konservative Folkeparti, Alternativet, Nye Borgerlige and Liberal Alliance reached agreement on the Research Reserve for 2020.

Allocation of the Research Reserve in 2020 Research must contribute to the green transformation and the goal of a 70 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 2030. The parties agree that there is a need for a broad cross-disciplinary research effort. The parties will therefore allocate DKK 1 billion more to green research than in 2019, thereby resulting in DKK 1.5 billion going to green research and development in 2020.

– This agreement sees us setting a new green course for Denmark’s development. Research is crucial to achieving our ambitious goals within the green transformation, which is why green research is getting a significant boost. It will allow us to develop more climate-friendly agriculture, travel with less impact on the planet, and provide us with even more green energy. And we are also allocating funding for pilot projects in sustainable architecture and design. The billions for green research will not only fund the development of new ideas, but also more realised solutions that can quickly become part of our daily lives. This broad political agreement is an important step in the green transformation and I am pleased that we have the support of all parliamentary parties, says Minister for Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen.

Read more here (via the Ministry of Higher Education & Science).

Source: Ministry of Higher Education & Science