Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:The Nature Agency, Ministry of the Environment

A standing federal body, the Danish climate committee is charged to monitor the deficit and ensure cost-effective implementation of the climate policy. The committee is composed of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Taxation, the Ministry of Transport and Energy – including the Danish Energy Authority, and the Ministry of the Environment – including the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA chairs the committee and provides the secretariat. The climate committee is to monitor the Danish climate deficit on a regular basis, i.e., the difference between the Danish target for greenhouse gas emissions in 2008-2012 and the expected emissions. On the basis hereof, the committee is to ensure proper co-ordination and prioritisation between different measures, which can contribute to the fulfilment of Denmarks reduction commitment, including the use of flexible mechanisms (international allowance trade, Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism), allowance regulation, and other national measures across various social sectors. In this connection, the committee is to assess the socio-economic, state-financial, environmental, distributional and competition related consequences of implementing various measures and of various measures and initiatives. In 2006 the climate committee is also to co-ordinate the preparation of a progress report on the fulfilment of Denmarks reduction commitment and up-date calculations concerning measures with regard to costs and potentials, aimed at a possible revision of Denmarks Climate Strategy.

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