Ministry of Environment (Denmark)

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Ministry of the Environment of Denmark (Danish: Miljøministeriet) is the Danish ministry in charge of near all matters concerning Environmental issues in Denmark.

Created in 1971 as the Ministry of Pollution Combating ("Ministeriet for forureningsbekæmpelse"), it changed its name in 1973 to the current Ministry of the Environment. However, from 1994 to 2005 it was known as the Ministry of Environment and Energy ("Miljø- og Energiministeriet"), as the ministry was merged with the Ministry of Energy. In 2005, the energy sector was detached again and the ministry reverted to the old name.

In a press release on March 21, 2007, the ministry announced that it would be hosting the COP-15 summit in 2009.[1] COP 15 took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 7 December to 18 December 2009.

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