International Negotiations

Greenland takes part in the international climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as part of the delegation of the Realm. This is done on the basis of the cooperation agreement, which was signed by Greenland and Denmark in 2012. The agreement has contributed to strengthening the relation between the two countries with regards to climate-related issues and ensures promotion and awareness of Greenland’s interests during the annual negotiations.


Naalakkersuisut, the Greenlandic government, cooperates closely with the Danish Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building during the annual negotiations and participates in the processes, where the common negotiating position of the European Union is determined. You can read more about climate-related cooperation within the Realm here.


The establishment of a national production industry and a more self-sustaining economy is expected to increase Greenland’s emissions of greenhouse gasses. The extent of the increase is still uncertain and Naalakkersuisut is therefore in an exploratory phase, where possibilities for agreeing to international reduction commitments are investigated. You can read more about Greenland’s international commitments here.

De Internationale Forhandlinger