Tour A2, 28 June: Tour leaders: Egon Kjøller, journalist, North Jutland newspapers 1971 – 2016 Søren Andersen, journalist. MSc in Sociology, Master in Journalism Employed by the energy company Barry Danmark Aps, volunteer at the think tank Frej Climate and global warming Farming is an important part of the solution Farming is a considerable contributor to the alarming global warming, but is also an important part of the solution. The Danish agricultural sector accounts for at least 20 per cent of Denmark’s total emission of greenhouse gases. In October 2021 a wide majority of political parties in Denmark agreed to reduce these emissions by 55-65 per cent in 2030 (1990: 100 per cent). This means reducing emissions by 6.1-8 million tons CO2-equivalents. Nitrogen leaching to the Danish aquatic environment will have to be re - 10 duced by 13,100 tons in 2027 to obtain a water quality that adheres to the EU Water Framework Directive. The agreement creates reductions of 10,800 tons. As for greenhouse gas emissions, the agreement creates reductions for 1.9 million tons of CO2- equivalents. The rest is to be found via innovation or further political demands. The solutions are simply not yet created or fully developed. The agricultural sector will receive an extra 3.8 billion Danish kroner (0.51 billion euro) and more of the EU Common Agricultural Policy funds will be allocated to green initiatives. On this tour we will see research and development facilities and industrial initiatives contributing to make the vision real at: • Nature Energy, a leading producer of biogas. • DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, AU Foulum, Aarhus University. DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, AU Foulum, Aarhus University. A Nature Energy facillity.
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