Denmark is ready to work with Azerbaijan on green energy transition, Ambassador of Denmark to Azerbaijan Danny Annan told Trend.
"We, of course, are fully aware that Azerbaijan is a country rich in oil and gas but we do also believe that it would be good for Azerbaijan to look into a more green future. That is also the ambition of the Azerbaijani government," added the ambassador.
He said that in this regard, the ambassador had a meeting in the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan where he talked about cooperation in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
During his visit to Azerbaijan, the ambassador also visited the liberated areas of Azerbaijan, in particular Aghdam city, where he heard about the Azerbaijani government’s reconstruction program in these areas.
"The focus is overall on a 'smart and sustainable city' and here I believe there’s a good scope for cooperation between Denmark and Azerbaijan," added the ambassador.
Ambassador Annan also noted that looking at a modern and developed city like Baku, energy efficiency is of course also very important. He said that energy saving solutions in the residential buildings and hotels could save the owners a significant amount of money.
The ambassador pointed out that Denmark for many years has had a very high focus on green transition, as the ambition is to reduce emissions with 70 percent before 2030 and be carbon-neutral before 2050.
"The capital city of Denmark - Copenhagen - aims to be the world's first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. Wind power is of course very popular in Denmark because the country is very windy. On such days Denmark actually produces more electricity than is used in the whole country," said the ambassador.