The Danish food industry will be climate neutral by 2050. In partnership with the rest of Denmark and in line with the UN’s global goals, the aim is to find an economically sustainable way to climate neutral food production.

The world and the food sector are facing major challenges. How are we going to feed almost ten billion people in 2050 while keeping global warming in check? The planet’s climate is under threat. Less climate impact is therefore crucial for sustainable development at a global level.

Climate neutral food production – is this achievable?

Yes, we believe it is – if the individual country is sufficiently ambitious. The food sector is part of the solution. Danish products are increasingly being produced for a global market. As production increases, the environmental footprint is shrinking. This is possible because the sole constant in the agricultural and food sector is development. The industry is focused on minimising its impact on the climate, nature and the environment by constantly developing resource efficient solutions throughout the value chain.

Climate challenges know no borders. They are neither national nor regional – but global. In Denmark, the food industry is working on solutions that not only provide the answer to Danish greenhouse gas emissions but can also inspire and point the way for other countries.

Read more about climate neutral agriculture here

UN Global Goals and Denmark

In 2015, the UN member states, including Denmark, committed themselves to a new framework for sustainable development, with 17 global goals and 169 targets through to 2030.

The Danish agricultural and food sector is one of Denmark’s most important positions of strength and is thus able to contribute – both at home and abroad – to the 2030 sustainable development agenda and the UN’s global goals. Sustainable and intensive production means that more is produced with less climate impact. More with less: this lies at the heart of the Danish food sector’s efforts to ensure the continuous development of a resource-efficient agricultural and food sector. For example, far more products are now being produced for the global market, but with lower CO2 emissions, water and energy consumption.