The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech, November 7-18, 2016, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic pavilion at COP22 will highlight New Nordic Climate Solutions through a series of events and activities focusing on a greener future.
Nordic co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) is the main forum for this governmental co-operation and apart from a secretariat in Copenhagen, the NCM also has a number of institutions and an extensive network of partners throughout the Nordic region. A number of these participate at COP22 as listed below. The NCM does not have a formal role in the climate negotiations, but via its working groups and institutions, it supports the search for future climate solutions and contributes to the climate agenda.
CICERO is Norway’s foremost institute for interdisciplinary climate Research. We deliver new insight that help solve the climate challenge and strengthen international climate cooperation.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is the only global effort that unites governments, civil society and private sector, committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate in next few decades by reducing short-lived climate pollutants across sectors. Complementary to mitigating CO2 emissions, the Coalition acts as a catalyst to create, implement and share immediate solutions addressing near-term climate change to improve people’s lives rapidly, and to ensure sustainable development for future generations.
Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes travel to Finland. Finpro is a public organization consisting of Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Our almost 300 professionals work in 36 Trade Centers in 31 countries and 6 offices in Finland.
The association brings together knowledge and expertise in sustainable development and also represents its members in the field both domestically and internationally. GBC Finland is active on all levels of sustainable development and its life-cycle. The key focus of GBC Finland is to encourage and advance the use of practices and methods that support sustainable development in the built environment. It also functions as a platform for dialogue and the sharing of information and know-how in the industry.
GreenStream is a Nordic company providing comprehensive services in the climate and renewable energy markets. GreenStream and Camco Clean Energy manage the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) that seeks to mobilize private sector development activity and investment in small and medium scale renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
The NAMA Facility builds on previous support and addresses the demand for tailor-made climate finance by funding the implementation of ambitious country-led NAMAs, thus delivering concrete greenhouse gas reductions
NordForsk provides funding for and facilitates Nordic research and research infrastructure programmes and projects. Key stakeholders comprise the national research councils, universities and other research-funding bodies. Through the financing and administration of research programmes NordForsk brings together national research groups and promotes research activities of the highest scientific quality.
The Nordic Council is the official inter-parliamentary body in the Nordic Region. The Nordic Council was formed in 1952. The Council has 87 elected members from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint Nordic finance institution focusing exclusively on climate change and development in low-income and lower middle income countries. Projects are mostly co-financed with multilateral development banks but also directly through the Nordic Climate Facility. NDF is established by the five Nordic countries in 1989.
Nordic Energy Research is the platform for cooperative energy research and policy development under the auspices of Nordic Council of Ministers.
Nordic Innovation is a Nordic institution working to promote cross-border trade and innovation. Working under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme.
Nordregio is a leading Nordic research institute within the fields of urban planning and regional development. Nordregio provides policy relevant knowledge with a Nordic and European comparative perspective.
NMBU's mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research generates innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.
Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Our aim is a Finland that succeeds as a pioneer in sustainable well-being
SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues, from local to global policy levels for over a quarter of a century. SEI’s mission is to provide new knowledge and insights and to connect research to policy and decision making. It addresses a wide spectrum of issues connecting social, economic and environmental sustainability, and works closely with local partners and researchers around the world.
SIWI’s vision is a water wise world. A world where the unique value of water is recognized. A world where water is shared and allocated sustainably, equitably and efficiently, to meet everyone’s basic needs.
SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. This is achieved by research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with the surrounding community.
The Climate and Air Pollution Group contributes to Nordic goals of limiting serious climate change and of preventing air pollution from damaging the environment or human health.
The Integrated Carbon Observation System is a pan-European research infrastructure which provides data on greenhouse gases from the Artic to the Mediterranean aimed at understanding the present state and predicting the future behaviour of the global carbon cycle and GHG emissions as well as supporting societal innovation and policy making in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation is an international finance institution established in 1990 by the five Nordic countries. NEFCO finances green growth investments and projects primarily in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States, Poland and Georgia as well as climate projects across the world. NEFCO's main focus is to generate positive environmental effects of interest to the Nordic region.
The group's overarching goal is to contribute to the adoption of a global climate agreement with binding and ambitious goals within the UNFCCC negotiations. NOAK issues reports that are spot on in relation to the overall climate agenda and supports the national climate ambassadors from the Nordic countries in their Work.
The OECD provides a forum for governments and other stakeholders to share experiences and seek solutions to common challenges. OECD work entails understanding what drives economic, social and environmental change, measuring productivity and global flows of trade and investment, and analysing and comparing data to predict future trends.
The 1 Gigaton Coalition is an international framework that increases efforts to measure and report reduced GHG emissions from renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and programs in the energy sector. The 1 Gigaton Coalition is supported by the Government of Norway, and coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme.