The transformation towards a sustainable society requires not only technological progress and innovative solutions, but also a strong cultural sector that inspires change in consumption and production. Culture is the fourth pillar of the Nordic countries’ sustainability approach, complementing its economic, political and ecological dimensions.
In a resource constrained world, the move from a linear system, in which raw materials are used up, to a circular one in which they are reused, is an imperative. The Nordic Prime Ministers’ green growth projects address this challenge and a number of new reports present concrete solutions in areas such as plastic and textiles, sustainable building and ecodesign. The latest results from the initiative were presented at Green Week in Brussels in June.