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Danish Strategy for Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is about finding ways to develop environmental, financial, and social resources that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Danish National Strategy for Sustainable Development was published in Marts 2009 and centres around 3 core principles:

  • commit and motivate all actors to take responsibility for a sustainable development
  • develop innovative and environmentally friendly solutions
  • take long-term global consequences into account

The Strategy for Sustainable Development brings forward goals and specific initiatives for the following 9 areas:

  • Globalization as a benefit for all
  • Climate change
  • Nature for the future
  • Green innovation in production and consumption
  • Well functioning urban areas
  • Better health for all
  • Knowledge, research and education in an innovative society
  • Man as a resource
  • Responsible, long-term and sustainable economic policy

Read more about the Danish Strategy for Sustainable Development (in Danish)