Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter There’s a lot of information on what we’re doing wrong when it comes to climate, and what the world would look like if we keep up the damage. But there’s very little information on what life could look like if we all did […]Continue reading
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Dan Jørgensen grew up in rural Denmark as an avid bird-watcher and outdoorsman. As he came of age and enrolled in university, climate and environmental concerns motivated him to enter politics and becoming a member of the Danish Social Democratic Party.
In 2019, Jørgensen was appointed Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities and tasked with the job of achieving the world's most ambitious climate target: to reduce Denmark's greenhouse-gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Seeing climate change as the defining issue of his generation, Jørgensen thinks the world need to act now to avoid a global environmental disaster. His vision is for Denmark's bold climate targets and successful adoption of renewable energy sources, such as offshore wind, to serve as an inspiration to other countries.