In the fall of 2010 the Nordic prime ministers collectively called for a global shift towards green growth. The Nordic countries will strive to create the conditions for a better climate while also creating economic growth and new green jobs.
A common borderless electricity market, energy-efficient
innovative solutions in construction, and a continued focus on green R&D are priorities within the Nordic cooperation towards a green economy.
The Nordic countries also aim at using their environmental technologies to enhance competitiveness while reducing oil imports and CO2 emissions.
The current focus areas of the Nordic cooperation on sustainable consumption and production more specifically are cleaner technologies and innovations, green public procurement, environmental information and sustainable lifestyles. These are all highly important areas in the transition to greener markets.
Priorities for resource efficiency and environmentally driven markets: