Poland and Denmark move from words to action in accelerating energy transition

The choice of Poland as the destination of H.H. King Frederick X’s first foreign trip since assuming the Danish throne in mid-January was no coincidence – as the Danish monarch stressed, the two countries share not only common values, but also economic interests, especially in the area of the so-called green transition. During the visit, many letters of intent were signed concerning ambitious investments in sustainable agriculture, biogas production, offshore power plants or the decarbonisation of the Warsaw metro.

Subsequent items on the agenda of the three-day visit of His Majesty King Frederick X to Poland leave no doubt that in addition to official meetings (including with the President of the Republic of Poland and the Speakers of the Sejm and Senate), the monarch attaches particular importance to deepening Polish-Danish business relations. This is also indicated by the composition of the royal delegation: Frederick X is accompanied by the ministers responsible for the economic and climate ministries, as well as representatives of nearly 40 major Danish technology and energy companies.

– ‘The main purpose of my visit to Poland is to show what changes we can make together to make the best use of more renewable energy sources, as well as how to influence responsible production methods and consumer behaviour,’ said King Frederick X during his inaugural speech at the Polish History Museum in Warsaw.

The monarch emphasised that Poland and Denmark have a long history of diplomatic, cultural and economic cooperation. He also recalled that he had previously visited our country, still as heir to the throne, in 2019.

– Since then, the world as we knew it has changed a lot. We have to face many challenges related to the Russian aggression in Ukraine, the conflict in the Middle East or the ever-worsening climate crisis. However, in the face of these, we are cooperating more closely today than at any time in the past,” he assessed.

Indeed, Poland and Denmark, ‘neighbouring’ each other across the Baltic Sea, are linked by a whole range of business, technological and infrastructural ties. Around 700 companies with Danish capital operate on the Vistula, and our country is several lengths ahead of other countries in the region when it comes to the value of Danish investments. A key project for Poland’s energy security, Baltic Pipe, is also the result of successful cooperation between Warsaw and Copenhagen. Danish companies also play an important role in the development of our ports and renewable energy, primarily related to offshore.

– Poland is a great, dynamic country with excellent development prospects, with which it is necessary and worthwhile to hold discussions at the highest level, concerning the acceleration of the energy transition, sustainable agriculture or the use of the potential of biomass – emphasised Ole Toft, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark in Poland.


Source: PortalMorski.pl

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