Denmark and China have decided to extend their cooperation in the field of green transition and international climate negotiations. A delegation from Denmark, led by Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen, is visiting Beijing on 20-21 April to discuss ways to deepen their collaboration. The delegation is expected to hold discussions with top officials from the National Energy Administration, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and the National Development and Reform Commission. The discussion will center on how the two nations can cooperate to hasten the transition to a greener economy and set new standards for COP28, which will take held at the end of this year in the United Arab Emirates.
The minister will also meet with Zhao Fengtao, vice chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, during the visit. Denmark and China have been cooperating in areas of mutual interest, including renewable energy, power system flexibility, energy efficiency, and district heating, since they initiated their bilateral energy cooperation in 2005. While in Beijing, the minister will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Energy Administration and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities. The objective of this agreement is to deepen bilateral cooperation on energy and district heating and speed up China’s green transition.