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H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Denmark leads a green business promotion to Iceland

H.R.H. the Crown Prince, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and representatives from 10 Danish businesses and trade organisations visit Iceland on the 12th-13th of October. Under the headline: ”Green Energy Solutions – the New Nordic Noir” the visit aims to strengthen the Danish-Icelandic commercial cooperation on the green transition.

The business visit to Iceland is the first physical business visit with participation of the Crown Prince since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The climate crises demands action from all of us. From politicians and business. This business visit focus on creating new partnerships between Danish and Icelandic energy companies and promote the collaboration new green energy solutions. A broader and stronger collaboration will benefit both the climate and our export and create jobs,” the Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod says.

Denmark and Iceland both have great ambitions for the green transition. Denmark aims to reduce the CO2 emission by 70 pct. before 2030 and to phase out fossil fuels before 2050. Iceland has set a goal to reduce the CO2 emission by 55 pct. before 2030 and to be CO2 neutral in 2040. The development of new green solutions such as power-to-x-technologies are keys to the realisation of the climate goals.

Besides the Crown Prince, the Foreign Minister, and the Danish business delegation, the President of Iceland, Icelandic Ministers and relevant Icelandic businesses and trade organisations will take part in the programme.

Being part of the business delegation is: Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Haldor Topsøe, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Denmark, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kamstrup, NKT, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, Per Aarsleff, Nukissiorfiit, and State of Green Denmark.

Opportunities for the media

Danish and Icelandic media will have the possibility to participate and cover the programme, but registration is mandatory. To register, please contact the Danish embassy at [email protected]. Deadline for registration is Tuesday 12th of October at noon. 

Media related questions regarding the visit must be addressed to: 

The Embassy of Denmark in Iceland, Frederik K. Klausen, [email protected]