The Nordic Council of Ministers is participating at World Efficiency in Paris, October 13-15, in preparation for the UN climate summit COP21 in December 2015. This is organized in cooperation with the Nordic embassies in Paris and with the participation of leading Nordic companies offering green solutions for a sustainable society. Focus will be on Energy Efficiency, along with circular Economy and bioeconomy as well as sustainable building and city planning
The ambition of the Nordic governments within renewable energy production and energy efficiency is very high and the experience of the Nordics shows that an ambitious green transition and economic growth can go hand in hand.
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This conference will take form of a panel discussion on the topic of “Nordic climate solutions to emission reduction” with political representatives from all five member states of the Nordic Council of Ministers – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal will open this discussion followed by the Nordic State representatives who will manifest shared commitment to a strong result at COP21 that puts the world on track to achieve the below 2°C objective.
The Nordic representatives will share their experiences in a wide range of sectors, including climate, environment, trade and industry, and demonstrate what the Nordic countries have achieved in terms of emission reductions, incl. the key role of businesses and public-private partnerships. These solutions will reflect the agenda of The World Efficiency Exhibition and will set light on the proven track record of the Nordic countries as staunch supporters of an ambitious climate agenda.
Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark
Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Nils Vikmång, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Sweden
Höskuldur Þórhallsson, Chairman Environment Committee of Parliament, Iceland
Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, Public Works and Environmental Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
Moderator: Alex Taylor, European journalist