At the UN's climate conference, COP26, in November 2021, almost 200 countries agreed to reduce their climate emissions to ensure that global warming would not exceed 1,5 °C. Looking at the consumer based carbon footprint, the world's population needs to reduce their carbon footprint to 2,5 tonnes CO2 per capita in 2030 to reach a climate impact that is in accordance with the 1,5 °C goal from the Paris agreement. Today, Danes have a footprint of 11 tonnes. A large part of this reduction will come from transforming the energy system, but consumers also have an opportunity to help with the transition. Some will have bigger opportunities than others, since individual people's footprint vary. Reducing carbon emissions through changes in habits and lifestyle demand systemic changes as well as individual actions.
In this analysis, we take a closer look at whether Danes make an effort to act climate consciously and help reach the 1,5 °C.
The transition to a sustainable society needs to happen quickly and will be felt by the Danes. The analysis poses the question: Are they ready for that?
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