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Energy ministers of the world to meet in Øresund in May

Energy ministers from the world’s largest economies will gather in Øresund in May to discuss ways of accelerating the transition to green energy. It will be a unique opportunity for the Nordic countries to present their energy solutions and successful energy partnership to the G20 nations.

17.04.2018
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Sigurður Ólafsson/norden.org

Two international forums, Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI), are meeting in Copenhagen, and Malmö. On 23 May, MI meets for the third time and the next day CEM meets for the ninth time. The focus is on the development of green energy based on the 2015 Paris Agreement on the Climate.

Among those attending the two meetings in Øresund will be energy ministers from countries responsible for 75% of global emissions and 90% of all investment in energy. The members of CEM and MI include the G20 countries as well as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Hosting the event provides the Nordic Region with an excellent opportunity to make an even bigger impact on the global energy-policy agenda and showcase Nordic progress in sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

Complementing CEM9 and MI3, Nordic Clean Energy Week (NCEW) will feature a host of events 21–25 May, and the Nordic energy ministers will hold their annual meeting in Lund on 22 May.

  • Read about Clean Energy Ministerial here.
  • Read about Mission Innovation here.
  • Read about Nordic Clean Energy Week here.

Benefits of hosting

The Nordic countries, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the European Commission will co-host CEM9 and MI3.

“Being one of the organisers of Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation are highpoints for the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018. Energy integration and green transition are core areas for Nordic co-operation. Hosting the event provides the Nordic Region with an excellent opportunity to make an even bigger impact on the global energy-policy agenda and showcase Nordic progress in sustainable energy and energy efficiency. It also provides us with an opportunity to present Nordic technology and solutions to G20 energy-policy decision makers,” says Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Multiple Nordic events

Nordic Clean Energy Week will be launched on 21 May in UN City Copenhagen – and the Nordic element of the programme is really strong. Both Nordic Energy Research (NEF) and Nordic Innovation (NI) will be involved in multiple events. On 23 May NI will hold a workshop with 12 cities on the theme of Sustainable Cities, and on 24 May NEF will host an event called Sustainable Future Energy Systems.

Links to some of the Nordic events:

Contacts

Jens Skov-Spilling
Phone +45 29692974
Email jensko@norden.org

Matts Lindqvist
Phone (+45) 29 69 29 05
Email matlin@norden.org