Statistics Denmark says that Denmark’s overall greenhouse gas emissions have continued to increase each year from 1990 to 2007, rising 62 percent in the period from 72 million tonnes to 117 million tonnes.
The bad news is that Danish international shipping and air traffic are culprits for the lion’s share of emissions, with the transport sector having increased its emissions threefold since 1990 as a result of a major growth in international shipping transports.
“The extent of shipping has increased particularly after A.P. Møller-Maersk’s acquisition of Nedlloyd of the Netherlands,” says Statistics Denmark Special Consultant Peter Rørmose.
Others doing better
The good news is that CO2 emissions have risen less than production in other trades, either because companies exploit energy better or because they have moved to energy that emits less CO2.