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Nordic Efficiency: Nordic climate solutions to emission reduction


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.


ZONE CONGRES 3 - Espace plénier PARIS 2015
(Simultaneous Interpretation EN/FR)

World Efficiency
Porte de Versailles


Watch video of the side event, including presentation by French Environment Minister, Segolène Royal

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


Michael Funch