Digital decarbonisation Denmark

Accelerating Denmark’s climate protection with efficient digital solutions

29 September 2023

Digital technologies are a key enabler of the green and digital transition – and the digital sector is supporting all major sectors of the economy to decarbonise.

The report looks closer at the Danish situation and highlights Danish digital business solutions that enable and accelerate decarbonisation of the wider economy and society.

Key findings of the study

The report reviews the Danish climate policies and digital transformation efforts. The report finds that existing digital solutions can help enable important parts of the journey towards Denmark’s 2030 goal and the net-zero goal in 2045:

Digital decarbonisation

  • 20-25% of the greenhouse gas reductions needed for Denmark’s 2030 target require digital enablement to work at scale and at socially acceptable cost.

Decarbonising digital

  • The other part of the report focuses on the energy use and carbon emissions related to the operation of data centres. The report points to 24/7 carbon-free energy as the most efficient way to progress towards a fully carbon-free digital sector. As an example, Google achieved a carbon-free energy score of 90% in 2022 for its Danish data centre.

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