Denmark Plans $17 Billion Transport Boost With No Climate Effect

April 8, 2021, 11:14 AM

Denmark wants to spend 106 billion kroner ($17 billion) by 2035 on transport infrastructure projects that will have a combined neutral impact on emissions even as the Nordic nation is struggling with its ambitious climate targets.

New projects include highways and tunnels across Denmark and improved public transportation such as battery-driven trains, the government said, adding the plan won’t cut or increase emissions. Cities will also get an option to ban vehicles on the road on Sundays. Financing elements include a previously agreed extra tax revenue from company activities in the North Sea.

Denmark, which has fared better economically through...

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