Introduction by Dagfinn Høybråten,
Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
A holistic take on climate solutions
The holistic and human perspectives will be strong common denominators when the Nordic countries present their climate solutions in conjunction with the UN global climate negotiations, COP22, in Marrakech, 7-18 November.
Sustainable building and liveable, smart and sustainable cities are a priority area in the Nordic collaboration, which offers many examples of comprehensive solutions with people in focus. In this edition of “Green Growth the Nordic Way” you can learn about how smart Nordic energy solutions to common urban issues shorten the route towards the Nordic carbon-neutral scenario – a scenario that need not cost the earth to implement.
The Nordic market is a living laboratory for climate-smart solutions. In a preview of the Nordic Green to Scale project, we present some Nordic low-carbon success stories that, if they were scaled up in other parts of the world, could make a substantial contribution to attainment of the goals in the Paris Agreement. You can also read about the Nordic Prime Ministers’ initiative for tackling climate change and other global challenges.
At COP22 in Marrakech, the Nordic solutions will be presented under the banner New Nordic Climate Solutions #NNCS. I hope that the solutions presented in this edition of “Green Growth the Nordic Way” provide an inspiring start to the coming weeks’ climate debate.
Secretary-General, Nordic Council of Ministers