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Denmark plans to build 3 climate business schools

Denmark plans to build 3 climate business schools

They will offer education in the subjects that contribute to country’s climate objectives

Today, most countries are working towards becoming more sustainable and accelerating the green transition. However, to achieve these goals they first need to ensure that people are highly educated and skilled in specific subjects such as agriculture, transport, energy, etc. For this reason, the Danish government has revealed that it now seeks to establish 3 new climate business schools.

Investing in education is key to achieving future climate goals

On 7 September, the Ministry of Children and Education shared that such schools are an important prerequisite for the green transition as they will result in skilled workers that will benefit the country. To further support the highest quality of education with the latest knowledge and technologies, the government is urging Denmark’s business community to get involved and participate in the establishment of the new schools.

Minister for Children and Education Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil commented on the need for such investments, noting that the country is in desperate need of skilled professionals who can contribute to the green transformation. More specifically, Rosenkrantz-Theil shared that Denmark needs people who can build wind turbines in the sea, set up charging stations, and install photovoltaic systems.

For this reason, the 3 new climate business schools will focus on the subjects and sectors that make the biggest difference in terms of meeting the 2030 and 2050 climate objectives. In particular, they will offer education in agriculture, transport, energy, construction, and waste, among others.

According to a press release, the government will reportedly invest a total of DKK 2.5 billion (over EUR 336 million) in the education system each year. Taking this further, it will set aside DKK 100 million (over EUR 13 million) annually for investments in the new climate schools in the period 2023-2028. After 2028, it will decrease the annual investments to DKK 30 million (over EUR 4 million).

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