"The Nordic Way" implies a concrete, goal oriented and cross sectoral cooperation towards common objectives that promote sustainable living and benefit society at large. This concept is the principle guiding the participation of the Nordic Council of Ministers at COP17.
The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) will participate at the UN Climate Change Conference COP17 with two separate activities:
The NPI focuses on presenting a possible path towards establishing so called nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). This is to be carried out through two pilot projects in Peru and Vietnam focusing on the waste management and cement sectors respectively.
The NEM focuses on energy efficiency and finding ways to minimize energy consumption in municipalities through planning, innovation and the engagement of citizens. It presents the winners of a competition unveiled by the Nordic Prime Ministers a month prior to COP17.
Both projects show a Nordic Way of reducing CO2 emissions through concrete, goal oriented and cross sectoral projects pointing towards common objectives that benefit society at large.
At COP17 the Nordic Council of Ministers will present the Nordic Way of trying to tackle climate change via solutions achieved through informal, non-hierarchical networking which hopefully may serve as an inspiration for others.
This site will continuously be updated with the latest news on the Nordic cooperation on climate and environment issues.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official body of cooperation between the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.