By Per Hemmer and Per Vestergaard Pedersen
Written by associates from the Bech-Bruun sector team for Energy and energy supply.
Sermeq Kujalleq – also called Ilulissat Glacier or Jakobshavn Isbræ – lies near the town of 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 seen by some – particularly laypersons – 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.