Denmark announced its plan to initiate and fund the P4G Partnership Program in September 2017, reinforcing its commitment to global green growth, and launched its National Platform in 2017.
Denmark identified the five sectors that drive P4G partnerships to advance sustainable practices in the developing world: food and agriculture, water, cities, energy, and the circular economy. Denmark hopes P4G can build on their former Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) initiative by prompting more definitive action that facilitates sustainable growth while resolving gender disparities and global poverty. By involving numerous countries and organizations, Denmark facilitates a holistic approach to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Denmark’s P4G platform is facilitated by State of Green, a public-private partnership connecting international and Danish stakeholders within energy, environment, water and circular economy. State of Green is harnessing connections between the Danish private sector, research community, ministries and agencies, municipalities, civil society, and organizations at the forefront of the green transition. Denmark hosted the first P4G Summit in Copenhagen in October 2018, which created momentum for supporting partnerships that will achieve the sustainable development goals.
P4G is accelerating partnerships aligned to Denmark’s development cooperation priorities including pioneering energy and water projects in Africa and sustainable food production. P4G partnerships benefit from Denmark’s expertise in harnessing offshore wind power and Danish corporations’ commitment and leadership in industries like shipping and sustainable fashion. The combination of P4G’s approach and Denmark’s engagement can deliver transformative change in decarbonizing the shipping industry and catalyzing a worker-centric circular economy for fashion.
If we want to fight climate change, we have to work together. Governments, industries, citizens. Across the globe. That is what we hope to pass on through P4G: Climate action brought about by the right political decisions and strong partnerships. Between our countries. And between sectors.