nordic action on agenda 2030

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Nordic action on agenda 2030

Introduction by Dagfinn Høybråten,
Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

If global consumption patterns were the same as those of the Nordic countries, we would need close to four planets to survive. While this calculation is something of an eye-opener, the good news is that the Nordic countries are working hard to change this.

In this edition of Green Growth the Nordic Way, you can find out more about the sustainable development goals that the Nordic countries are finding the most challenging, and how we’re intending to tackle the bumps on the road to 2030. The latest measure is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Generation 2030 programme, which puts sustainable consumption and production under the microscope.

Our daily habits, interactions and partnerships really do matter. I hope that this issue of Green Growth the Nordic Way will bring some inspiration and offer some examples of the leverage that Nordic regional co-operation offers on our shared journey to 2030.

Happy reading!

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Dagfinn Høybråten
Secretary-General,
Nordic Council of Ministers

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Nordic countries challenged on sustainable consumption, production and energy

Nordic countries challenged on sustainable consumption, production and energy

In a new paper commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Bumps on the Road to 2030, think tank Sustainia highlights the need for a green transition in the region’s agricultural systems, more low-carbon energy, economic growth for all, and improved ecosystem conservation. Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns remains a key concern across the region. According to Sustainia, these are the primary common challenges that the Nordic countries face in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030.

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Generation 2030 – Nordic co-operation puts focus on the most challenging SDGs

Generation 2030 – Nordic co-operation puts focus on the most challenging SDGs

The UN’s Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will serve as the most important compass for global development and sustainability efforts leading up to 2030. The Nordic countries have adopted a joint programme, Generation 2030, which will ensure that Nordic co-operation is geared to facilitating the implementation of the SDGs across the region. Special emphasis is placed on sustainable consumption and production.

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