By Per Hemmer and Per Vestergaard Pedersen
Bech-Bruun's Energy and energy supply sector team has been contributing editor and written the introduction - which includes comments on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol - and the chapter on climate law in Denmark.
Sermeq Kujalleq – also called Ilulissat Glacier or Jakobshavn Isbræ – lies near the town Ilulissat in West Greenland. It is one of the largest and fastest-moving glaciers in the world. Sermeq Kujalleq is melting and shrinking at great and increasing rates. It is by some – particularly laypersons – seen as one of the most visible and striking examples of climate change and has become a symbol of climate change and the pressing need to reduce its causes and alleviate its consequences.