Bilateral cooperation on green transition

Denmark cooperates with a number of the world’s largest and most important emerging economies on the transition to cleaner energy systems.

Cooperation with emerging economies 

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities collaborates with China, Mexico, South Africa, Vietnam, Ukraine, Indonesia, India, Ethiopia, Turkey and Egypt. These countries are experiencing significant economic growth and an increasing demand for affordable, clean energy. They represent more than 40 percent of the total global CO2 emissions. 

Based on more than 40 years of Danish experience with transitioning to a low carbon energy system, Denmark contributes with expertise on how to ensure a more efficient energy system and how to restructure the energy system to support the integration of renewable energy sources. Denmark’s bilateral cooperations aim at securing maximum impact in the global struggle against the climate crisis.

The Danish energy model as the starting point

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities bases its partnerships on the so-called Danish Model. The Danish Model has ensured a combination of a high level of renewable energy integration into the energy system, high security of supply and low electricity prices.

This has been enabled by decades of broad political energy agreements, creating the necessary stability for the energy sector. The Danish energy model offers inspiration regarding how countries can create cleaner and more stable energy systems by means of efficient control of the market.

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities offers expertise in the fields of e.g. wind power, integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency, district heating, modelling, and scenario analyses.

The partnerships are based on a 360 degrees approach, which seeks to transform energy systems holistically by working together to create realistic and cost-effective solutions within energy modelling, planning and policy that responds to local needs and realities.


Export collaboration with the UK, the US, Germany, South Korea and the Netherlands

Denmark has established energy collaborations with the UK, the US, Germany, South Korea and the Netherlands in order to share the Danish experience within areas such as off-shore wind energy, district heating and energy efficiency.

By making our decades of experience with establishing ideal regulation and political framework conditions for energy efficiency and renewable energy available to our partner countries, we can support their paths towards an even greener energy system.

The collaborations do not only support our partner’s energy transition and climate goals – they also support Danish business, by expanding the energy technology market in areas, where Danish energy companies have competitive advantages.     


Global cooperation with tangible results

Our partnerships confirm that the Danish energy model serves as an excellent example for sustainable energy system transformation coupled with sustainable economic growth. 

Examples of the many results of our bilateral cooperation include the establishment of a knowledge center in Beijing, where Danish and Chinese experts work together on the development of analyses within sustainable energy in China. The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities has contributed to the mapping of wind atlases in South Africa and Mexico. In addition, assistance was provided in the development of a financing mechanism that supports energy efficiency in small and medium-sized companies in Vietnam.

Furthermore, Denmark focuses on long-term energy planning, scenario modelling and power plant flexibility in the collaborating countries.