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Factsheet for measure DK-2021-1/2046 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 January 2021|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)|
|Measure added||12 October 2021 (updated 23 March 2022)|
In order to reboot the Danish Economy after COVID-19, the Danish Government has earmarked 55 billion DKK to stimulate the economy and keep Danish jobs, to contribute to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and to strengthen the well-being of children, young people, and the elderly.
The government has agreed on 5 elements to constitute the green reboot of Denmark:
Agreement on the payment of remaining two weeks of frozen holiday funds, export package and reserves for the extension of aid packages:
Payment of remaining two weeks of frozen holiday funds: approx. DKK 24 billion after tax. Export package: Approx. DKK 1.7 billion total 2021-2023.
Cases related to the first section:
Green conversion of road transport:
Boosting the number of zero- and low-emission cars to 775,000 by 2030 and an ambition of 1 million green cars by 2030.
Effort to stop the sale of new fossil cars by 2030. New CO2 displacement requirements for renewable fuels.
Agreement on the Finance Act 2021:
DKK 0.9 billion in total in 2021-2024 for more nature and increased biodiversity.
DKK 1.7 billion in total in 2021-2024 for lifting to youth education and preparatory basic education (FGU).
Agreement on stimuli and green recovery:
Almost DKK 3 billion to follow up the climate partnerships' priority recommendations (e.g., grants for phasing out oil and gas boilers, green home improvements, etc.).
5.Green tax reform agreement:
The goal of the agreement is to create more than 14,000 jobs in 2021 and to stimulate a green recovery after COVID-19.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2021), Green Reboot of the Danish Economy, measure DK-2021-1/2046 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2021-1_2046.html
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