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Danish Government appoints Ditlev Engel as Denmark’s Special Envoy for Climate and Energy

Position as Special Envoy for Denmark will play a key part in the efforts to ensure tangible results at the UN Climate Summit in September 2019 in New York

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL’s Energy business, has been appointed by the Danish Government as Denmark’s special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019. He will take on this temporary assignment in addition to his current position as CEO of DNV GL – Energy.

As special envoy, Ditlev Engel will strengthen Denmark’s global partnerships, promote private investments in the green transition and generally support Denmark’s international climate action in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in New York September 2019. The focus will particularly be on green climate investments to achieve higher country ambitions. Concrete action in support of the Paris Agreement targets will have to be displayed.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, Ditlev Engel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. Currently he is leading DNV GL’s energy business, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body for the energy value chain. Over the years Ditlev Engel has been actively involved in both local and global initiatives to accelerate green investments.

“Navigating the energy transition requires deep understanding of both the regulatory and technology landscape, and few can match Ditlev’s passion, knowledge and leadership in this field.  I am sure he will deliver well as Denmark’s Special Envoy for Climate and Energy in combination with his current role as CEO for DNV GL’s Energy business,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL.

Ditlev Engel commented: “It is a great privilege to support the Danish Government in its decarbonization ambitions. The results of the current COP24 climate conference are an urgent reminder that immediate action is required to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. We need to make significant and fast progress every single year from now on, globally – otherwise it will be too late to deliver on the targets we set in the Paris agreement. I am looking forward to be contributing with all my knowledge and experience to support the Danish Government in their ambitious targets to build a low carbon economy.”

In follow up to the P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Summit in Copenhagen 2018 and the Danish Prime Minister’s Clean Energy Investment Coalition, Ditlev Engel will contribute to the efforts to increase the global level of ambition through emphasis on augmented investments in the energy sector and partnerships on green transition. Furthermore he will ensure that Danish solutions are seen and heard globally.