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Denmark Strikes Historic Climate Deal to Slash Emissions

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Danish lawmakers have struck a climate agreement to ensure their country can live up to a goal of cutting carbon emissions by 70% from 1990 levels over the coming decade.

The deal, which was entered last night after winning broad backing across party lines, means Denmark will commit to cutting carbon emissions by 3.4 million tonnes. Lawmakers also agreed to build the world’s first energy islands, while investments will be made in carbon capture and greener fuels, the Climate Ministry said in a statement on its website.