Promoting Eco-efficient Technology - The Road to a Better Environment

Publiceret 03-07-2006

In June The Danish Government published a report about enhanced efforts that can promote eco-efficient technology.

In the autumn the Government will present a more detailed and specific action plan for promoting eco-innovation and eco-efficient technology.

The Danish Government has published a report about enhanced efforts that can promote eco-efficient technology. Click here to read the report.

Rapport forside

In this strategy, the Danish Government presents nine specific initiatives for promoting eco-innovation.

  • Partnerships for innovation
  • Targeted and enhanced export promotion
  • Research and technology development in the interests of the environment
  • Strengthened efforts to promote eco-efficient technology at the Ministry of the Environment
  • Targeted promotion of eco-efficient technology in the EU
  • Climate and energy technology
  • Environmental impacts from livestock farms
  • A clean and unspoiled aquatic environment
  • A healthy environment

These build on ongoing and new initiatives across sectors. The umbrella of initiatives will also be continuously developed in close interplay with Danish, European and international regulation in the individual areas. Not all possibilities for promoting eco-efficient technology are covered with this report.

The report is also an invitation to dialogue with the Danish parliament, enterprises, researchers, investors etc. on how Denmark can accelerate eco-innovation, how we can achieve better cohesion between different policies, and how we can be better at marketing our environmental knowledge and expertise.

This autumn the Government will present a more detailed and specific action plan for promoting eco-efficient technologies. This will also summarise the public and parliamentary debate which will be prompted by this report.

The Danish Ministry of the Environment has published two background reports in connection to this report.

An analysis of Danish strongholds in the area of eco-efficient technologies has been prepared by FORA - a research and analysis division under the National Agency for Enterprise and Construction (in Danish only - English summary). Read more about the FORA report.

An analysis of the global marked for eco-efficient technologies has been prepared by COWI (in Danish only - English summary). Read more about the COWI report.

Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.