Returning from the summer holidays, we have had some eventful months in September and October where several Danish Ministers and delegations visited Washington DC. It is with great pleasure that we host these visits at the Embassy as it shows the strong and important ties between Denmark and the United States.
In September we had the honor of welcoming both Danish Minister of Public Sector Innovation Ms. Sophie Løhde and Danish Minister of Environment & Food Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen. The focus of Minister Løhde’s visit was the digitization of the public sector in Denmark as well as exchanging views and knowledge with US stakeholders. Minister Lunde Larsen’s visit shed light on the issue of reducing food waste. In order to bring awareness to the project “Better Food for More People”, a food club was hosted at the residence to showcase how to reduce food waste.
In late October the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities & Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt visited the US. During the four-day visit, Minister Lilleholt went to Boston, New York, and Washington DC to promote Denmark as the front-runner of sustainable energy technologies and solutions. The combination of the cost-efficiency benefits of green energy and the ambitious sustainable climate goals of many American states along the east coast creates a great opportunity for cooperation. In order to trade experiences within sustainable energy, Minister Lilleholt met with key American stakeholders promoting insights and experiences. Read more about the workshop on district heating in Boston here , and the Champions of Wind event on offshore wind energy in the US Congress here.
On a social note, let me remind all ADBC members to mark their calendars for our Christmas Cocktail Party on December 7 at the residence. I hope to welcome all of you alongside with key political stakeholders in the US. I would like to conclude by thanking all our members for a great year in 2017, and with all the best wishes and hopes for 2018. I wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year and look forward to continue the great collaboration in 2018.
Ambassador Lars Lose