A new report from CARE Denmark maps, for the first time, the impact of climate change on Denmark and the links that exist between Danish society and the world’s countries that are most affected by climate change.

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Climate Changes Consequences for Denmark

Climate change has massive consequences for the Danish population, nature and economy. Now, more than ever, climate action must urgently increase, both at home and abroad.

CARE Denmark Secretary General Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen

At the same time, the report rejects the claim that climate action in Denmark is hurting growth and development.

“On the contrary, the report shows that we cannot afford not to address the climate crisis. It is a misunderstanding, not addressing climate change will cost much more,” says Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen, referring to the report’s conclusions on trade, agriculture, infrastructure, people and geopolitics.

Serious effort to address climate change in Denmark benefit both the Danish population and economic growth, but also the millions of people in the most climate-exposed countries who are struggling every day to survive the climate change.

The report shows that climate change transcends borders in more than one sense, and therefore efforts and solutions must break the national boundaries on both world maps and policy areas if they are to succeed.

Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen