CONCITO is Denmark's leading climate think tank. We aim to translate relevant knowledge into climate action and thereby accelerate the green transition in Denmark and internationally. Through scientific and knowledge-based analyses and information, the aim is to show how it is possible to create a climate-neutral and climate-resilient society.
CONCITO means "I set in motion" in Latin, which is precisely what Denmark's first green think tank wants to do in the climate field.
Since its establishment in 2008, CONCITO has acted as an independent knowledge partner for decision-makers across Danish society - politicians, business, academia, and civil society.
Thanks to a substantial donation in 2021 from the VELUX Foundation, CONCITO is today working on a wide range of systems, structures, and behaviors that need to change to succeed in meeting local, national, and international climate goals.
With a larger organization with more programs and increased expertise, CONCITO can also better respond to the rapidly increasing demand for knowledge on greening and how to mitigate the impacts of climate change we are already seeing.
The action will be implemented through four action tracks:
- Conducting relevant analysis and developing new knowledge with partners at home and abroad
- Bridging science and policy as an independent, ambitious broker
- Supporting the implementation of concrete policy options with decision-makers
- Provide a central and independent platform for dialogue for green transformation
CONCITO's work is done internally through programs, interdisciplinarity, and analysis and externally through dialogue and collaboration with Danish and international profiles. CONCITO also has an ambitious international strategy to ensure access and input of the latest relevant international knowledge into Danish decision-making processes in both the public and private sectors and to bring Danish expertise to the international stage. CONCITO's programs and initiatives are decided, among other things, based on an assessment of where the green transition can have the most significant impact and contribute to creating a climate-safe future:
Food - promoting a climate-friendly and sustainable food system, as well as climate-friendly consumption patterns, behaviors and lifestyles
Cities - working to create climate neutral and climate resilient cities and municipalities, including improved climate adaptation planning, preparedness, and resilience
Energy and Buildings - brings knowledge and perspective to the transformation of the energy sector and construction, both in a Danish and international context.
Mobility - promoting a climate-friendly transport system with better mobility through other modes of transport and better use of the infrastructure we already have
The EU Program - aims to support an ambitious and visionary climate policy in the EU that supports a positive vision of Denmark's role in the EU and the EU's role in the world
The Climate Laboratory - developing ideas for future climate policy, working across sectors of society and debating long-term trends in climate policy
Climate Embassy - working to educate the green generations of the future by providing children and young people with practical knowledge about climate and sustainability
Green economy and finance - including innovative financing with investors and new macroeconomic thinking
Green labor market and skills - on how best to future-proof the green labor market of the future, so that the education and employment system plays its part in the necessary development towards a green Denmark"
Land use - providing the knowledge base for the discussion of appropriate, climate-neutral, and climate-resilient use of Danish land, ensuring synergy with society's other land needs
Denmark's share of global greenhouse gas emissions is negligible. However, Denmark can serve as a laboratory for developing innovative national climate policies and actions that can be scaled up to benefit the international community.
CONCITO's approach to working on an accelerated structural transformation is that it should not just be green. It must also be inclusive, socially acceptable, and built on the synergies of advancing all other societal concerns while creating green jobs and contributing technologies and solutions to the world.