How Denmark’s industry cut emissions and boosted productivity

SourceWorld Economic Forum

The manufacturing industry can cut emissions at the same time as improving productivity. Energy efficiency, electrification, green transport, and a shift to biogas can take the industry towards net-zero. A carbon tax is an important policy tool to accelerate the journey towards net-zero. The COVID-19 pandemic has made dark clouds gather all over the world, resulting in health and economic crises for countries, companies and communities. We cannot over-emphasize the severity of this. And here-and-now action is needed. Paradoxically, the dark clouds of COVID-19 have also resulted in clear skies many places, as the pandemic has forced lockdowns upon societies and industries all over the world, cutting carbon emissions as a small, positive side-effect. Currently, I’m thinking about how to make the skies stay clear, without the more...