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More Foreign Investments in Green Growth to Denmark

17.02.2020  22:02

Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod will tomorrow launch a new national strategy for attracting foreign investments to Denmark. The strategy focuses particularly on attracting technology and knowledge-based, green investments across all of Denmark. The strategy is the first national strategy for attracting foreign investments and runs from 2020-2023.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod states:

“The new strategy is an important part of my green foreign policy. A foreign policy that contributes to Danish welfare and jobs across Denmark. We will work to attract investments and solutions that contribute to reaching our climate goals. By attracting green investments to Denmark, we ensure that the green solutions of the future are developed and applied here and then exported globally. Denmark must be a green super power that acts on the global climate crisis and contributes to sustainable solutions worldwide.”

The strategy is launched on Bornholm where Jeppe Kofod is visiting the ACDC-project - a collaboration between Nissan, Vestas, DTU, Circle Consult and Bornholm’s Energy & Utilities.
The project aims to develop new technology for charging stations that helps effectively to control the charging of electric vehicles. Simultaneously, the project supports a smart integration of electrical vehicles that can displace CO2 in the transport sector and ensure that electrical vehicles can contribute to the increased use of sustainable energy.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod states:

“The ACDC-project is a good example of what we aim to achieve with this new strategy. It has the potential to increase productivity and innovation in Danish business and support and accelerate the green transition, and it promotes growth and development across Denmark. The project also shows that successful attraction of foreign investments rests on a close collaboration between Invest in Denmark and municipalities as well as knowledge institutions and other local actors.”

The ACDC-project has been attracted to Bornholm in a collaboration between Invest in Denmark, Copenhagen Capacity, Bornholm’s Municipality and Bornholm’s Energy & Utilities. Moreover, the project has received EUDP funding via the Danish Energy Agency.

Fact: The national effort for attracting foreign investments is anchored in Invest in Denmark, which is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Invest in Denmark attracts knowledge, technology, capital, and jobs to Denmark in collaboration with public and private partners such as Copenhagen Capacity, Danish municipalities, universities etc. This has created great value and led to the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in Denmark throughout the previous 10 years.

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