The Nordic Council of Ministers and Worldwatch Institute are organising a lunch seminar where the 2013 edition of Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World report will be launched. Speakers at the seminar are Worldwatch Institute's President, Robert Engelman, Professor Johan Rockström and Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Special Adviser Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). The moderator is television journalist Lena Liljeborg. The language of the seminar will be English.
In conjunction with the Nordic Council Theme Session in Stockholm in April, the Nordic Council of Ministers is organising a seminar on Sustainable Business Development and Resource Administration in the Arctic on 9 April 2013.
In conjunction with the Nordic Council Theme Session in Stockholm in April, the Nordic Council of Ministers is organising a seminar on Sustainable Business Development and Resource Administration in the Arctic on 9 April 2013. Time: 09.00 – 15.00 Place: Auditorium, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, 103 26 Stockholm
With Michael Jarlner, Politiken, Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Co-operation, Robert Engelman, President, Worldwatch Institute (U.S.), Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers, Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography, Copenhagen University and Jasper Steinhausen, Chief Market Manager of Sustainability, COWI
The side event will go behind the scenes of the Nordic Cool festival and focus on how the New Nordic Food initiative has managed to be a driver for sustainable change, taking into consideration the challenges of gender equality, climate change impacts and maintaining biodiversity.
The side event showcased experience from practical work on NAMAs by presenting case studies of a spectrum of NAMAs. It gave special emphasis to exploring issues related to MRV requirements for different types of NAMAs.
Workshop on the situation today in the Nordic countries and coming challenges.
Almost half of the European pleasure boats are found in the Nordic countries. In spite that plastic boats have a long life expectancy, disposal of worn out boats will eventually become necessary and something that society will have to deal with. Today, there are only few places where boat owners can deliver their boats for disposal.
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The Nordic Council sees a possibility that the Nordic countries could have an interest in influencing the developments in the Arctic. The Nordic Council has asked the Nordic Council of Ministers to investigate whether it would make sense to hold a two-day seminar on the subject in Stockholm in the spring of 2013 in conjunction with the Nordic Council's mini Session in Stockholm.
At the meeting in Helsinki we will investigate which issues it would be sensible to co-operate on at Nordic level? Which initiatives would be able to make a positive difference for developments in the Arctic Region, the adjacent countries and for the people that live and work with links to the area?
An enlarged European Union has made closer regional co-operation on Nordic-Baltic energy issues more topical. All of the Nordic and Baltic countries are working on the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy regulations through EU/EEA and other international commitments.
To facilitate close and fruitful co-operation on EU/EEA related energy matters the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are organising the Nordic-Baltic conference ‘Policy Challenges on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’ on 18 & 19 October 2012 in Tallinn.