Action on climate change is a top priority in the Nordic countries, as are the ongoing international climate negotiations. The Nordic contributions to the UNFCCC negotiation process include scientific input, outreach activities, innovative climate financing and development work – all combined with ambitious emissions-reduction targets.
Securing funding that supports low-emissions and resilient development around the world – not least in developing countries – is crucial in order to limit global warming to 2°C. Three Nordic financial institutions – NDF, NEFCO and NIB – commit significant sums to everything from grants for climate-change and development projects to loans and capital investments. The focus is on both environmental and financial viability.